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Select the Appropriate GPU for Your CAD Workflow and Your Budget, Pt 2 - consider display real estate, high-end, specialty video support, GPGPU acceleration, GPU memory size, bandwidth, power consumption,  Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 24, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

DS Q2 All About CATIA: Oh, and Acquisitions - annual revenue up 7%, CATIA revenue up 4%  but up 11% in constant currency, Dassault closing 1-2 acquisition deals per month, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, July 24, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

Why CAD Standards are Still Important - CAD standards save time, make training easier, outsourcing more efficient; set high-level list of objectives that should be addressed by CAD standards, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, July 24, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Hexagon Acquires Vero: Metrology Meets Manufacturing - acquisition will strengthen Hexagon's software offerings, extending reach of newly developed metrology planning software to include CAM, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 22, 2014 (more engineering articles, CAM articles)

Does Your Shop Use DNC Software to Move G-Code Around? - sophisticated DNC software has capabilities like drip feed, pull requests, finer-grained monitoring, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, July 19, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Advancing BIM Toward 'Level 3': Compounding the Benefits - in level 3 vision, assets, their components are networked, connected within their physical environment, providing feedback for operational controls, maintenance, safety, Greg Bentley, Infrastructure Intelligence, June 11, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Why AECOsim? - AutoCAD vs MicroStation; AECOsim is extension of MicroStation, user can unload discipline modules from within AECOsim, Pedro Martin Garcia, BIM WIP, June 28, 2014 (more MicroStation articlesAEC articles)

The Power of Bentley AECOsim - integrated BIM solution includes architecture, engineering, construction, owner/operator simulations, Building Designer offers realistic rendering capability, hypermodeling, AECOsim Energy Simulator simulates energy needs, environmental conditions, VIA Technik, July 2014 (more MicroStation articlesAEC articles)

Autodesk 360 - sort information by time frame after sign in, view any available additional cloud services, share documents as private or public, Amanda Abbott-Wiemann, MasterGraphics, July 24, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

AutoCAD 2015, Oh Now That's Classic - invoke CLASSICLAYER command to open classic layer dialog, apply LAYERDLGMODE system variable to toggle between CLASSICLAYER command, LAYERPALETTE command in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Pinvoke acedSetFunHelp in ACAD2015 - understanding changes in entry points of function acedSetFunHelp between 32, 64 bit machines in AutoCAD 2015, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Ribbon Creation - My First Ribbon - open CUI to create new ribbon, create new panel, add custom commands, apply CUILOAD command to load CUI file in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, July 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Kicking It Old School - DWFx It - open Revit to export 3D DWFx, click next in DWF export settings before saving file in DWFx format, open IE to view DWFx file, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, July 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Autodesk articles)

Family Management Utils - WIP - link different projects into single control file, obtain families from linked files, create assemblies with 3 main views, dimensions for each type in Revit, Paolo Emilio Serra, Punto Revit, July 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Teaching a Man How to Fish and Schedule Creation - tips to add fields from Excel sheet along with data to Revit schedule using Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Fuse Filament Welding Clamp for 3D Printers - device has heating element in the center of clamp that welds 2 plastic filament together, 3ders.org, July 25, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

A Glance at 3D Systems' Patented Metal Print Technology - 3D Systems' printers use roller compress device that rolls tightly over each layer of metal powder, compressing it firmly, spreading it more thinly, preventing dust from settling, creating much more accurate print, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 25, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Creating Symbols with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - add part to manufacturer parts manager, insert symbol to symbols manager before associating it to manufacturer part, insert symbol into schematic once symbol is drawn, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, July 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using Spring Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce Complexity in Your Analysis - replace components with spring connectors to minimize number of components to be meshed, improve solve time, shorten analysis setup time, Paolo Olmos, HRS Blog, July 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tips for Submitting an Enhancement Request - fill request form briefly while making it appear business type, easy to implement, popular to SOLIDWORKS users, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Plot Manager - tips to manage displays of multiple simultaneous plots, Tim Roberts, YouTube, July 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Promise and Reality of CAD on the Cloud - renting CPU cores is area of cloud computing that offers real value for businesses, poses minimal security risk, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles, cloud articles)

PLM Implementations: Nuts and Bolts of Data Silos - consider 3 important data architecture aspects of every PLM implementation: data management, data reporting, data consistency, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 22, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Changing a Block Insertion Point - set value of BLOCKEDITLOCK system variable to 0 to make block editor usable, close block editor button before clicking 'save changes' to allow block reflect moved insertion point in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, July 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

Synchronizing Model Space Viewports - employ AcEditorReactor::viewChanged event handler to obtain view change notification in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Creating Fence and Wall Lines in InfraWorks - draw linework/area, Bing imagery using geolocation feature, ensure if there is break in line, set polyline to open, import file into InfraWorks before adjusting spacing in table option, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, July 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

The One Where All Stations Shows Zeros in Profile View - switch profile view style to check if values update, it may be due to style not being set to show 'station values for tick label style' in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, July 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

More on GENIO Export from Civil 3D: Alignments - right click alignment grid view header, select customize view, ensure if PassThroughPoint1, PassThroughPoint3 parameters are marked visible in Civil 3D, Jack Strongitharm, From the Ground Up, June 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Services - log into Autodesk subscription site, select 'product and services' to view list of InfraWorks 360 tools, choose 'edit access' to provide access to user in Civil 3D, Ron Butzen, MasterGraphics, July 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Will Autodesk Inventor's New Freeform Modeling Tools Change the Way You Design Forever? - modeling with T-Splines is quick, easy, but it is very basic in Inventor 2015 as compared to far more mature implementations in Rhino,Fusion360, Paul Munford, Novedge, July 23, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

List Sheet Names in iLogic Form - create multi-value user parameter, form rule that keeps value of parameter up-to-date, apply PrintSheet rule, generate form that maintains sheet parameter, PrintSheet rule in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Place Component Occurrences on Separate Layers - understanding code to set component occurrences of assembly inside drawing in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 7: A Step Further - Action Recording - discusses tools like depth of field, camera tilt, camera lens glare, self-illuminated materials for rendering with mental ray in 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, July 23, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Add a Custom Material to a Custom Content Library Family in Autodesk Inventor - create custom content center family from existing custom family by changing materials to stainless steel, add stainless steel materials to custom content library, John Hackney, YouTube, July 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simplify Structural Engineers' Workflow with Add-Ons - 3rd-party add-ons like Smart Assemblies, Truss+ RT, Rafter+ help in generating shop drawings with required schedules, dimensions in views, roof framing plans in Revit, Renata Jociene, AUGI, July 23, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating a Paper Model - Rendered - create future phase, visit graphics overrides tab to set material for paper model as paper, rename 3D view to paper model before rendering view in Revit, Scott Chatterton, The Revit Jedi, July 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How Illuminance Rendering Works in Revit - Autodesk 360 rendering employs bidirectional ray tracing with additional intelligent algorithm to determine ray order, RaaS engine calculates all bounces in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Will Home Depot, Amazon, or Dell, Launch the 3D Printer Revolution? - revolution begins when metal 3D machines become cheaper, smaller, a lot faster; materials scientists need to discover lower cost formulations of metal powders, ceramics, composites to take advantage of 3D printers, Mark Mills, Forbes, July 16, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printing: Additive Process Lays It on Thick - availability of cheaper printers, new materials has made 3D printing popular among industrial manufacturers, consumers, Paul Solman, Financial Times, June 24, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

What Makes Simulation Professional? - SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional has additional study types, functionalities like design study with optimization of simulation data, submodeling study, edge weld connector, trend tracker, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 23, 2014  (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Selection Filters - selection filters in SOLIDWORKS help limit choice of selection within graphics area or drawing sheet, toolbar allow user specify behavior of selection filter, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Getting the Correct Orientation - 'normal to' command is used to bring selected face flat to screen in SOLIDWORKS, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, July 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Easily Share BOM with Downstream Departments - adding bill of materials information from CAD file relationships to ERP/MRP system with SOLIDWORKS EPDM, YouTube, July 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Surface Modeling - Fan Blades - use extrude surface command, create intersection curve, bounded surface, thicken surfaces to make solids in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 22, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Arena Looks Toward Quality Management - full-blown quality management module, Arena Quality direct connects quality processes to product record in Arena PLM, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, July 22, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Using Mastercam's FindOverlap Command - cleaning overlapping entities, Prism Engineering Blog, July 22, 2014 (more Mastercam articles)

AVEVA Kicks Off Earnings Amid Takeover Rumbles - continued strengthening of British pound will likely hinder growth this year, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, July 22, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Epson Launches Next-Gen Family of Large-Format Printers - SureColor T-Series is comprised of 5 printer models, 24" to 44" wide, optional multifunction module, Epson UltraChrome XD ink, Epson PrecisionCore TFP print head, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 22, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 vs Inventor 2015 Filleting Showdown - compares issue related to filleting component in SOLIDWORKS with Inventor when specific piece of geometry is considered, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, July 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Introduction to Civil 3D 2015 Programming - working of plug-in for Civil 3D, hands on demonstration of creating first command, Augusto Goncalves, YouTube, July 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Create Your Own Magic Button to Restore AutoCAD Layers and Styles - insert drawing as block to current drawing, create custom command before replacing file name with drawing file name, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Bringing Back the Welcome Screen in Autodesk Recap/Recap Pro - visit Windows registry editor to search 'FirstLaunchApplication' registry string, double click on ForceDisplayWelcome value to change value data to 1, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, July 22, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Create Dimension Relative to Other Dimension - visit sketch environment in part document, select dimension to be referenced from new dimension, shift-select sketch line to be dimensioned in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Server: Central File Maintenance - maintain archive copy before creating new central file, ensure that all worksets are relinquished before closing local files, select 'detach and preserve worksets' to save detached model as new central model later, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Upgrading Family Files Silently, Pt 2 - employ BasicFileInfo to identify files that require upgrading, display list in message box to user, apply separate external command for every ribbon buttons in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing 201 - End-Use Parts - can be used for short run production, high customization, complex geometry, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Changing 3D Printing, Again - Topolabs is developing 3D printing tools that are usable with several different forms of 3D printers including DMLS, SLA, DLP, SLS, Chris Fox, Product Design & Development, July 22, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Taking a Deep Dive into the Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 1 - style splines makes use of simple construction geometry to define size/position, additional control points results in higher degree of curve that allows creation of complex shapes, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, July 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 4 - Hole Alignment - employ feature to check assemblies for misaligned holes, displays detected misalignments, reports maximum deviation between centers for each set of misaligned holes, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, July 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM - Using Copy Tree - click tools menu in local vault view to open copy tree, copy files to folder or compressed archive, include drawings, visit search tools to find file warnings in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Leak Tracking in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - activate leak tracker tool from flow drop down menu, select 2 faces that is inside, outside of geometry, hit 'find connection' button to allow flow find leak route, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, July 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Macro Creation in SOLIDWORKS - employ component selection feature to create macro, unsuppress items in SOLIDWORKS assembly, YouTube, July 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tips and Tricks: Line Color and Lofting - tips to change sketch line color, line weight, using lofting tools, modifying lofting controls in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, July 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Sensing the World in 3D - handheld Cubify Sense scanner works by emitting laser beams to detect, determine object's surfaces, features, available for $399, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 21, 2014 (more 3D scanners articles)

Cloud PDM Can Make File Check-In and Check-Out Obsolete - modern cloud PDM can take approach of seamless, transparent data synchronization to simplify PDM, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 21, 2014 (more PDM articles)

Modeling Buzz Lightyear with SketchUp - search picture, draw contours of profile, create model of head, mask outlining face, position mask so that it fits perfectly in front of head before intersecting face with pattern, Simone Piccioni, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Constrain a Section Line in Inventor - right click on section line to be constrained, select edit, project geometry, add dimension between projected, section line, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, July 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Simple iLogic Configurator - employ component replace command to replace existing component with new component, determine exactly which part to be taken out/in before invoking command in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, July 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Make Component Suppression More Efficient - generate multi-value parameter to form various parts, rename browser nodes, create custom level of detail to suppress components in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, July 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Geometry 101 - modeling 3 different baskets in Dynamo using solid Booleans, points, PolyCurves, extrusion, intersection, loft, sweep, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, July 21, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Filled Region Mayhem - open visibility/graphics dialog box, expand subcategories, tick every line subcategories to allow reappearance of hatch fill pattern boundary in Revit, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, July 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Dimensioning Sloped Framing - select framing member, change 'stick symbol location' value to top of geometry to assure that plan dimension is same as elevation dimension in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, July 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

CreateLinkReference Sample Code - tips to convert geometric reference in linked RVT model, apply specific element ids to trigger dynamic model updater in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

FamilyTypes Value & Aerial Pictures - start with FamilyDocument before FamilyManager accesses FamilyParameters, FamilyTypes classes in Revit, Jaime Rosales, AEC DevBlog, July 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Hiding Lighting Holes in Ceiling Plans - select ceiling, employ linework tool from view menu to select line style called 'invisible lines' in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, July 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

These New CAD Vendors are Bigger Than the Traditional Big Four - non-CAD vendors like Hexagon, Trimble, Oracle have been buying up CAD software, earning more revenues than biggest CAD software companies, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 21, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Are Zero File CAD/CAM Systems the Future? - files will remain there but will lean towards visualizing model using current technology, integration, interfacing with other products, Denis Morais, LinkedIn, July 22, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Why Bother Replacing 2D Drawings with 3D Models? - moving to 3D allows users to take advantage of design checking process in PTC Creo View, Madhavi Ramesh, PTC Creo Blog, July 21, 2014 (more Creo articles)

Do Not to Attempt to Treat Your ECAD Users Like MCAD Users - Mark Caradonna of PTC talk about PTC Live 2014 takeaways, PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for Cadence Team Design option, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, July 9, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Did You Know That You Apparently Have Six Look-Alikes Around the World? - identifying instances of selected part in PTC Creo View, Madhavi Ramesh, VizPundit, July 9, 2014 (more Creo tutorials)

CEO Exclusive: How Proto Labs Inc. Differentiates Itself From the Competition - Q&A with CEO Vicki Holt about recently acquired Fineline Prototyping, its uniqueness, future plans, Steve Heller, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

2020 3D Printing Industry Predicted at $8.6 Billion - surge in growth is due to rising demand for faster, more efficient ways to manufacture complex design objects using wide array of materials, Jim Woodcock, TCT Magazine, July 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 3 - Clearance Verification - employ tool to check clearance between selected components in assemblies, select components to verify minimum acceptable clearance value, visit options menu to adjust clearance options, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Search to the Rescue - click on dropdown beside magnifying glass to search for SOLIDWORKS help topics, access knowledge base, community forum, commands, files & models, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, July 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Generating a 3D Sketch of an Intersection: Intersection Curve Tool - determine pieces of geometry before calculating intersections, locate intersection curve tool to create intersection curve between 2 surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Allen McLeod, MCAD Tech Blog, July 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Mirroring a Part in SOLIDWORKS - click on mirror part to open 'insert part PropertyManager,' visit transfer tab to include combination of items from source part before choosing to edit mirrored part features, Solid Apps Blog, July 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Future of Issue Tracking for the AEC: Will BCF Be a Solution? - BIM Collaboration Format schema limitations, opportunities for improvement in Markup.bcf, Viewpoint.bcfv, understanding implementation inconsistencies, Michael McCune, Collective BIM, July 17, 2014 (more AEC articles)

PTC Creo 3.0 - CAD Interoperability - PTC Collaboration Extensions ensure that changes to imported or opened data are handled seamlessly; Creo Design Exploration Extension offers flexibility to explore multiple design concepts, Predrag Jakovljevic, TEC Blog, July 18, 2014 (more PTC articles)

The Interlopers of the 2014 CAD Landscape - 3D Systems is competing via acquisition, but Altair Engineering, ANSYS become fully-fledged CAD alternative to major CAD software is still uncertain, Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights, July 16, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Applying Occasional Static Loads - creating user wind profile, applying snow load, static earthquake loads, including these in analysis manually, Jessica Portuese, Bentley Colleague Blogs, July 16, 2014 (more Bentley AutoPIPE articles)

Femap Tip: Things Its Not Obvious That Femap Does - NX Nastran has 2D, 3D crack tip elements for fracture mechanics, inertia relief to solve static problems with insufficient or no constraints, Tessa Read, Cadimage PLM, July 21, 2014 (more Femap articles)

Solid Edge Tip - Troubleshooting Part to Sheet Metal - practical examples of copy sketch function, normal cut command, Andy Rigby, Cadimage PLM, July 18, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Powerful Para 3d - impressive 3ds Max plug-in for advanced, dynamic, parametric arrays, has ability to array objects with unlimited number of options, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, July 18, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

Navigating the Toolbar - select any object or lines in drawing to access edit toolbar, tap question mark tool that appears on top of toolbar to check steps to use tool in AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD 360, July 17, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Useless APIs - DWF Watermarks - Vault server keeps track of watermark settings, includes only color, text, location, watermark is rendered client side which is basically another layer drawn on top of existing content in DWF viewer, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 18, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Linking the Schematic to the Drawing's Sheet Number - select style before placing ladder, add %S between %F, %N while updating numbering style of components, run RETAG component, component cross-reference, wire number commands to refresh existing components in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Hiding Location (LOC) and Installation (INST) Codes Project Wide - create notepad script file, tap enter twice to obtain layer selection part of command, end command, respectively, run script project wide in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, July 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Showing Extended Names Inside of Autodesk Inventor's Browser - select browser filters, check 'show extended names' option to add more information related to extrusion, chamfer, fillet, hole in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing Triangular and Star Springs - employ sketch, coil, intersection curve, sweep tools to make springs of non-circular section in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, July 8, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add Workgroup Search Path at First Position - remove item at first position, reinsert it at second position before passing index value as 1 in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Some Little Juicy Tit-Bits within Revit 2015 - right clicking brings up project browser on both right-click menu, properties dialog, double-left click (de)activates, views on sheets, check option to make pinned elements non-selectable, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

Changing the Project Units in Revit - select project units to open project dialog box, pick displayed units in format column to change project units from metric to feet, inches in Revit, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

3D Printing Grows, But Is It an Industrial Revolution? - industry experts say 3D printing is disruptive technology but not going to displace traditional manufacturing, BRIC countries may become 'significant markets' for 3D printing innovation, Aida Akl, TECHtonics, July 17, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

5 Companies Using 3D Printing to Their Advantage - General Electric, Boeing, Ford, Nike, American Pearl are using technology in groundbreaking ways, Shanie Phillips, Inside 3DP, July 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How Can You Make Yours Fountain from CAD to SketchUp - import design, draw circle diameter equal to diameter fountain, delete half of fountain, use make face plugin, follow me tool, Mohab Refaat, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Shaping a Shelby with SketchUp - Simone Piccioni, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Sharing Variables & Equations Between Models - determine variables/equations that are to be shared within parts, open part file containing equations, select variables/equations to export, check 'link to file' box to obtain text file in SOLIDWORKS, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, July 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to: Generate a PDF During a Release Process Using Workflow in EPDM - create PDF convert task, add new task to workflow, run file through workflow to test action, task in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

EPDM - Modify/Right Mouse Increment Revision - set EPDM admin action to invoke modify increment revision command, manually enter value in data card to update associated variable with new value in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Tutorials - ToolBox - Using a Pattern - SOLIDWORKS ToolBox tutorial, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, July 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

AIA: Trimble's New Concept Apps on Google's Project Tango Look Compelling - concept apps 'SketchUp Scan,' 'Trimble Through The Wall' run on Tango development hardware, can create 3D model of room, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 8, 2014 (more AEC articles, virtual reality articles)

Epson Updates, Expands Selection of Large-Format Color Printers and Scanners - SureColor T-Series ranges from 24" to 44" wide, has 2.7" full-color LCD control panel, Epson PrecisionCore Thin Film Piezo printhead, price starts from $3,000, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, July 17, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Is AutoCAD Still Relevant? - Revit, Inventor are better tools than AutoCAD for specific industries, but AutoCAD is still useful for drafting purposes, Brian Benton, Novedge, July 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Using the OFFSET Command in AutoCAD 2015 - access command from modify panel, enter OFFSET value before placing OFFSET line, preview placement by moving mouse cursor to either sides of line, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, July 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD modify command tutorials)

LoadOnCommandInvocation and Commands Tag - create commands section in PackageContents.xml of autoloader bundle that allows AutoCAD to call specific functions when some command is executed, Adam Nagy, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Performance Tips for Working with Very Large Datasets in Navisworks - create safe home viewpoint inside room, employ shaded views, avoid using appearance profiler if dataset is large, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 17, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Autodesk Inventor Distributed Parameters in Sheet Metal - establish function categories in managed parameters, tying sheet metal thickness to derived parameter by manually overriding 'use thickness from rule' option, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Design Checker - conduct pre-defined check, define custom check with iLogic scripts to perform design checking, update design checker results by performing on-demand checking, Clinton Brown, CADline, July 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Make Feature Suppression More Efficient - conduct looping through multi-value list, activate feature based on current value of parameter in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, July 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Converting a Door to a Curtain Wall Door - open RFA file of specific door family, obtain specific size of door, create group of all parts, employ align tool to constrain door to work planes in Revit, James Philip, CADline, July 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Family Selection Node Names in Dynamo are a Little Confusing. This is What They Really Represent - understanding family, element, all element type of nodes with respect to their meaning in Dynamo, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Dynamo, July 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Your Own Material Libraries in Revit - differentiates assets vs materials, apply, replace, or create assets when creating new material, check tips to share material library in Revit, The Revit Kid, July 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Create Curved Extruded Letters on a Curved Sign in SketchUp Without Plug-ins - use circle tool, scale tool to make oval wall, use 3D text tool to create text, Justin Geis, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Q&A with V-Ray for SketchUp Artist and Blogger Nomer Adona - talk about teaching SketchUp to students, 3D digital visualization, using V-Ray for SketchUp plug-in, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 2 - Interference Detection - checking for interferences in assembly, excluding hidden bodies, hidden components, selected component, designating part as fastener for interference detection, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Custom Templates in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - visit projects manager to create, edit template, select language for template, right click project, document to add more books, folders, or schemes, employ configurations tool to modify project settings, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Fun Tricks with Contour Plots in SOLIDWORKS - discusses examples that can be used to modify appearance of contour plot while conveying results to audience, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Help - Command Search helps find features that contain part of command name, get location of command, description of command's function, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions, July 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Thickness Analysis Tool - reviews model to locate thin areas, or areas that fall outside specified range, Scott Durksen, YouTube, June 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Planning & Executing EPDM Workflows - tips to create workflows from scratch, allow users to collaborate in secure system, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, July 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Employing Aras for PLM - Aras Innovator is built on enterprise open source, model-based service-oriented architecture platform, integrates with native applications, handles communications in background, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2014 (more PLM articles)

3D Printing Goes Big-Time for Small Production Runs - increasingly sophisticated 3D printers, materials are changing industries by letting OEMs make end-use plastic parts on demand, before traditional tooling gets set up Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, July 15, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Bluesurf: Modeling a Mouse - sketch spline in x-z, y-z planes, create body of mouse, mouse button etching in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

In-House Prototyping: 3D Printer or CNC Machine? - for many parts use CNC machine, save 3D printing for parts that cannot be done economically or quickly on CNC machine, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, July 16, 2014 (more CAM articles, rapid prototyping articles)

How to Update Linux Mint Without Losing Your CAD License - licensing files are saved in the Linux folder, save them via USB stick, restore them after ARES Commander installation again, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 15, 2014 (more MCAD articles, ARES articles)

Trimble Document Controller Standard for Managing Drawings and Models - Q&A with Duane Gleason of Trimble about method used for change detection between design iteration, meaning of mapping in hybrid environment, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 15, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Building Information Modeling Q+A - defines BIM, scope of BIM to building owners/property managers, benefits of building collaboration process, assesses advantages of BIM while comparing it with CAD technologies, example of successful BIM implementation, Andy Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 12, 2014 (more AEC articles)

AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago, Pt 2 - Sefaira showcased building performance design tools, IES Virtual Environment software focuses on energy design in architecture, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 16, 2014 (more AEC articles)

FormIt - Getting Started - building conceptual design model, Autodesk 360 account is useful for saving FormIt models, Jarod Schultz, July 16, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Drape Roads with the Latest InfraWorks Update - apply drape feature command, select drape feature to conform road to terrain, un-drape road by simply dragging elevation gizmos in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, July 16, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - An iLogic Primer - understanding basics of iLogic with reference to examples in Inventor, Gavin Bath, YouTube, July 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

My First Autodesk 360 Viewer Sample - filed request for authentication token by calling web-service API with client ID, employed node.js to implement server-side API, selected hosting environment before exporting .F3D archive from Fusion 360, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 16, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

A Robust and Versatile Dynamo - basics of Dynamo, naming components of Dynamo interface, changing element's color using C# vs using Dynamo, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI, July 16, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Auto Assembly Macro - WIP - macro creates generic wall sample to host family instance of door/window type, generates source file containing families that are managed with type marks, materials in Revit, Paolo Emilio Serra, Punto Revit, July 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Generate 3D Text in SketchUp and Place, Scale & Maneuver It - select 3D text tools, pick face/plane where text is to be set, apply 'M' button to move text, follow steps listed in 'learn to make 3D text' to set height of text, Rajib Dey, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Creating a Screw with SketchUp - select circle instrument to draw circle, check if vertices of segments match with aces, create cylinder with initial circle, spiral of same diameter before exploding groups of spirals, Simone Piccioni, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 1 - open move component property manager to apply move component command, visit move settings to select move, rotate, options, dynamic clearance, advanced options settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tracing Patterns onto 3D Surfaces - employ mirror feature to finalize shape of half sphere, save flame pattern as JPEG, add plain appearance to spherical face of component before browsing pattern in SOLIDWORKS appearance file path to edit it, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, July 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Utilities - discusses compare options, feature paint, geometry analysis, symmetry check, report manager in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, YouTube, July 11, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Smart Money is on a Workstation Refresh - investing in memory than opting for highest end CPU can deliver performance boost for less money, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

How Mass Customization is Changing the Manufacturing Industry - mass customization has potential to help companies increase revenue, gain competitive advantage, improve cash flow, reduce waste through on-demand production, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, July 14, 2014 (more CAM articles)

aPriori Rolls BI Capabilities Into Its Product Costing Tool - web-based Cost Insight module includes robust set of business intelligence tools, reporting data mart, out-of-the-box reports, dashboards for key cost management processes, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, July 15, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

BIMobject - More Objects for ArchiCAD - app allows cloud integration, direct download, product information updates, access toolbar from palettes window, downloaded object from embedded library in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, July 16, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Custom Linetypes with Text in AutoCAD: The R U & A - specifies relative or tangential rotation with respect to line, indicates upright/easy-to-read texts, points absolute rotation of text with respect to origin respectively, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD customization tutorials)

Emailing Your Work Session - use .vfz collaboration files in Teamcenter to share work on 3D models, YouTube, July 14, 2014 (more Teamcenter articles)

Alignments, Offset Alignments, and Profiles from Polylines - generate baseline featureline(s), form surface from grading or featureline, adjust surfaces to correct elevations before creating alignments, offset alignments, profiles for each of curb islands in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, July 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D to InfraWorks: You Can Get Data with This (XML) or You Can Get Data with That (IMX) - transfer data through 2 options: export IMX or export to LandXML, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, July 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Type Mismatch Error with VBA Code in .NET - initialize variable when passing arrays of variable sizes in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Feature Recognition for Autodesk Inventor 2013-15 - employ application to convert neutral 3D CAD models like STEP, SAT, or IGES solids into full-featured Inventor models, perform feature mapping to maintain design intent, Clinton Brown, CADline, July 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Synchronize Now vs Synchronize and Modify - preferred method is to use 'synchronize and modify' settings, allows users select checkboxes when dialog box opens in Revit, Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting, July 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a 'C' Channel Stair for Revit Architecture 2014 and Up - start 'stair by component,' duplicate tread stair, expand families in project browser along with assembled stairs, place steel stair with no railings before opting to remove riser for steel stair, Alice Craig, Hagerman & Company Blog, July 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

New Area Schemes - visit area schemes tab to create more area schemes, form new legend type for new area scheme before using color fill legend in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, July 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Transitioning from 2D to IronCAD 3D - IronCAD 2014 offers wide range of options for better managing three-dimensional development of 3D models from geometry extracted from 2D data, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, July 15, 2014 (more IronCAD reviews)

The Anatomy of IronCAD's TriBall - effective, versatile tool for positioning, alignment of components, creation of new components, editing of imported models or dumb solids, can be used for assembly mates, component patterns, etc., Jeffrey Opel, CADdigest.com, July 14, 2014 (more IronCAD reviews)

Import Your Design from CAD to SketchUp - draw circle diameter equal to diameter of fountain, create face plugin, rotate shape to 90 degrees, employ follow me tool, materials to form water shape group, merge fountain, water shape, Mohab Refaat, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Modeling a Pool in SketchUp - model pool ground, walls, create cuboidal volume for pool water, apply water material to faces of water volume, move water volume into place before making final render, SketchUp Ur Space, June 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

3DExperience 2014x Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS Connector - copy structure feature, link from file in X-CAD Design Management to Connector for SOLIDWORKS, ability to save additional file types, search on dates, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Design Insight Plot: Locations of Max Loading - right click on results folder to select design insight plot, adjust load level slider to right, left to make entire model appear blue, translucent respectively in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Hole in the Ball - visit color options, locate surfaces, open edges to change default blue colors to some prominent color, set display model to 'hidden lines removed' to avoid any background, model appearance distractions in SOLIDWORKS, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, July 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Path Mate for an Animation, Pt 1 - using path mate to make ball travel from rest, over training mannequins, then into net, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS Design Checker - available only in SOLIDWORKS Professional, Premium only, has modules: build checks, check active document, check against existing file, Solid Apps Blog, July 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

A Map to Simulation on the Cloud - SaaS vendors are trying to make simulation easy enough for average engineers, designers to remain profitable with smaller, incremental payments, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Power to Go! With This PowerGo 15/7 Notebook from Xi - remarkable PowerGo 15/7 Notebook has widescreen display, super battery life, backlit keyboard, great sound, sleek looks, Jeffrey Heimgartner, CADdigest.com, July 14, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Automation: Part Configurator - create variations of part by changing value of suppression variables in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Speed Up CFD with Symmetry and Cyclic Conditions - assign symmetry boundary condition to each face that represents symmetry plane in model, Richard Smith, Symscape, July 11, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Create Associative Measurements - Teamcenter tutorial, YouTube, July 14, 2014 (more Teamcenter articles)

CAMWorks Corner - CNC Machining a Turbo Impeller - Daniel Lyon, HRS Blog, July 11, 2014 (CAMWorks articles)

The Future of Our Past: Tatjana Dzambazova at TEDxSonomaCounty - Autodesk executive talks about her passion for latest developments in technology, scanners, drones, 3D printing, interactive online exploration, concept of RIP FIX BURN, TEDx, YouTube, June 19, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

3D Printing from ArchiCAD 17 - employ built-in STL add-on to save, open STL files, set ASCII or binary format of STL files before using them for rapid prototyping, 3D printing, Ken Good, Cadimage, July 15, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Psst - SketchUp is Not Free - potential effect on architects now that Trimble makes it clear that SketchUp Make is not for commercial use, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, July 11, 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

AIA: Pictures and Notes from the Entire Week in Chicago, Pt 1 - Autodesk, Graphisoft, Trimble, Nemetschek Vectorworks showcased their upcoming technologies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 14, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Old AutoCAD Drawings? It's Time to Update Them - BLOCKICON command to automatically create preview icons of all blocks in drawing, set DIMASSOC system variable to 2 to create associative dimensions, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, July 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Ending the Curse of the Cursor - employ PICKBOX system variable to change size of pick box, length of crosshairs in display tab, avail selection badges when applying inquiry or editing commands in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, AECCafe Blogs, July 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Enable/Disable Validation of Your Custom Options Tab? - employ FindWindowEx, EnableWindow to control ok button based on value provided in AutoCAD textbox, Philippe Leefsma, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Save Time in AutoCAD with Associative Section Views - select section view type in layout tab to generate section views from 3D model that automatically updates with change in model, Lynn Allen, YouTube, July 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Uninstalling IDSP 2014 - uninstall tool only removes 5 apps, remove 'Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 64 Bit Object Enabler on Autodesk 360 - Language Neutral' component manually, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Profile Stationing - invoke profile stationing command that accepts profile, station values based on length of profile, apply SincPac to populate station values by utilizing ProfileStationingReplaceLabels command in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, July 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What's New in Revit 2015?: Check Out These 8 Tips and Tricks - make consistently sketchy-looking lines from graphic display options, sort family file parameters within each parameter group as per need, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, July 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Working with Revit Temporary Dimension - visit additional settings panel in manage tab to open temporary dimension properties, select walls from which temporary dimensions would be measured when objects are placed, modified in Revit, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

10 Best Practices for Better Revit Performance - activate elevation, section far clip, minimize DWG links, imports, avoid exploding AutoCAD files in Revit, remove unused design options, replace model lines with detail lines, place Revit links into separate worksets, AUGI library, July 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

What is a Vector in Dynamo? It's Not a Point - vectors are not points even though they define same number; vectors define direction using 'right hand rule,' Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Dynamo, June 28, 2014(more Vasari articles)

Bounding Boxes are Not for Weldments Alone - turn part into weldment when modeling part, expand cut list item in feature tree before choosing 'create bounding box' option, add reference dimensions to show actual dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Are These 2 SOLIDWORKS Files Different? - select file from vault, check box 'within Enterprise PDM vault' inside items to compare option, pick versions to compare before clicking on run comparison, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 11, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Create an Enterprise PDM Report - create EPDM report by filling necessary information, import crp file into EPDM, full user permissions before opening report tool in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Creating Cut-Away Drawing Views - employ tool to allow cut feature stay outside component drawing optionally without requiring alternate configurations in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, July 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Dassault Systemes - Private Cloud, New Industries and UX-Led Design Key to Its Future - 'private clouds' will be available to customers by end of 2014 from 6 different sites across globe, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, July 11, 2014 (more CATIA articles, cloud articles)

Digital Training for Engineering Students - ProductivityNOW portal, eBooks offer students ASCENT's courseware content anytime, anywhere at their own pace, Jess Lulka, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more CAD training articles)

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip, Pt 3 - add template to current list using Solid Edge options from application button, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 11, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The End of 3D Modeling: Project Tango at Google I/O - tablet-sized device is based on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 with a 128GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, can construct rough 3D model of environments in real time, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, June 27, 2014 (more virtual reality articles)

Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - reports factor of safety against failure according to Tsai-Wu, Tsai-Hill failure indexes, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, July 11, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Part Revisions: Deal or No Deal - issuing new part number for changes addresses existing stock, alternate uses, failure modes; consider exception for interchangeability, Ed Lopategui, GrabCAD Blog, July 7, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

The Complexity of Part Management in PDM - 2 main reasons: complexity of 2 lifecycles - CAD, items; disagreement about where is 'master' of part information, cross system integration, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 11, 2014 (more PDM articles)

Small Business Design Management Vendors and 2015 - companies like GrabCAD, Cadac Group, Autodesk are developing useful tools that are reasonably CAD agnostic, meet collaborative, storage, accessibility needs, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 11, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

My Take on Vault Data Standard - create custom commands, custom UI and make calls to the Vault server using Data Standard plug-in; Vault provides compatibility for older versions of web service API, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, July 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Pipe Network Parts on Profile View - getting part station, elevation of profile view using part bounding box in Civil 3D, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, July 11, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Draping Your AutoCAD Drawing in InfraWorks - use raster tools tab to create new image, merge vector command to add AutoCAD entities into newly created image, Eric Chappell's Blog, July 11, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Cut & Paste Text in AutoCAD & Revit - highlight text in Word, copy to clipboard, in AutoCAD/Revit, begin TEXT command, click out in drawing area to begin text box, paste text into text box, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, July 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Structural Section - add structural section for beam, instantiate StructuralSectionPipeStandard, StructuralSectionRoundHSS via API in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, July 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Use of Fillet and Chamfer in Creo Parametric Sketch - 4 types of fillet that can be generate in sketching: circular, circular trim, elliptical, elliptical trim; differentiating between normal, trim option, Waqas Ahmad, Mechanical 360, July 11, 2014 (more Creo tutorials)

Workstation Configurator by Intel - online tool helps user determine what they need in next workstation, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Will GE Give a Birth to a New PLM Company? - launched incubator program in partnership with Frost Data Capital to build 30 in-house startups during next 3 years, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, July 9, 2014 (more PLM articles)

PDM Weakest Link - weakest link of PDM is ability to sync large multi-file design between local discs, cloud storage, Oleg Shilovitsky, LinkedIn, July 8, 2014 (more PDM articles)

Product Review: The Xi MTower PCIe Workstation - Intel i7-4770K processor with overclock speed of 4.3GHz, NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3GB DDR5 graphics card, impressive performance, base price is $1,079, David Harrington, AUGI, July 10, 2014 (more Xi workstation reviews)

ST7: Duplicate Components - duplicate components tool to 'pattern' parts to all other locations in bulldozer engine model, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 10, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Get Ready, CAD Disruption is the New Normal - reset your expectations, be agile, plan for change, Chad Jackson, ENGINEERING.com, July 10, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

I'm Declaring Peak TabletCAD, for Now Anyhow - Orange Juice Studios are trying to create their own DWG read-write engine, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 10, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

AIA 2014: The Story from the Exhibit Floor - MakerBot's Replicator Z18, Form Z8, MultiTaction digital collaboration tool, concept apps by Trimble were showcased, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 10, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Bluebeam Tip: Multiple Monitors for Estimating Take-Off Productivity - maintain Revu in large monitor before moving independent window into smaller monitor, visit Bluebeam support extensions page to list multiple monitor profile in profile drop down choices, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, June 6, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

Bluebeam Tip: When Keyboard Shortcuts Don't Work - open preferences settings in Revu, click on forms or general on left side depending on Revu version used, check 'enable single key shortcuts with form fields' checkbox, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, July 2, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

From Scratch - when point clouds are not enough geospatial professionals must be well versed, capable of choosing, applying most efficient, cost-effective solutions, Jan Van Sickle, SPAR Point Group, July 9, 2014 (more AEC articles)

What Autodesk's New Game Engine Can Do for You - users will be able to use game engine in future to present designs created with other Autodesk products, Sean Higgins, SPAR Point Group, July 9, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Add/Remove Features from Your AutoCAD Electrical - select add or remove features, choose manufacturers parts information, AutoCAD options to be installed before updating product installation, Miles Nicholson, CADline, July 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Build a Plug-in Command for AutoCAD Civil 3D - start visual studio to develop custom plug-in, open Civil 3D drawing containing site, alignment objects before executing command, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, July 10, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Small Business Design Management at Autodesk - lacks realistic method to store, catalogue CAD data on cloud, expects customers to pay annual fee to transfer metadata between PDM, PLM products, seeks to integrate PLM 360 to merge capabilities, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 11, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Where Does My Dynamo Live? - Dynamo installs to program files directory, data specific to user is stored in AppData folder, consider option to install addin for Revit version when Dynamo installer runs, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, July 10, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Selecting Individual Components within a Revit Repeater - pick components inside repeaters within in-place masses, or choose whole repeater before isolating it in view, change properties once multiple instances of components are selected, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, July 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using a Rotated Work Plane in Revit - select work plane panel in architecture tab, apply rotate tool to show, select, rotate work plane in Revit, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, July 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Get Room Data for Elements in RVT Links - employ Revit API to obtain desired data before scheduling rooms for components in RVT links, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, July 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Modeling MBS, Pt 1: The Hotels - build rectangle in conceptual massing environment with key parameters controlling thickness, offsets, nest profile into new conceptual mass family containing 4 levels, link parameters before creating forms in Revit, BIM Troublemaker, July 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Rapid Sketch - invoke rapid sketch command to create sketch on top face, apply corner rectangle command to draw rectangle, move cursor to another face to create sketch on new face, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Design Plastic Parts More Efficiently and Accurately with SOLIDWORKS Plastics - validate plastic part designs to ensure proper fill, determine best gate location while improving part quality in SOLIDWORKS, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Break the Bottleneck - define CAD ecosystem, graphically visualize CAD tasks execution in office, find bottlenecks, fix them, Robert Green, Cadalyst, July 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

BlueSurf: Modeling a Fountain Pen Nib - create sketch in YZ plane, draw arc with included angle of 134 degrees, radius of 38, create plane parallel to y-z plane at distance of 158 in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 9, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Managing Your DriveWorks Changes - always start with individual group, upscale it to shared group so that it can be placed on server, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, July 9, 2014 (more DriveWorks articles)

Is 3D Printing Really a Miracle? - hybrid 3D printers that employ both additive manufacturing, subtractive methods have greatest potential, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 9, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

CAD and Non-Product Geometry - source of constraints could be driven from many sources: functional requirements, manufacturing process limitations, logistical or service implications, Matthew Loew, Engineering.com, July 9, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

How Using BIM Can Lower a Firm's Insurance Premium on Future Projects - 3-party agreement is not needed, owner is protected by guaranteed maximum price, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, July 10, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Find & Select, Your Best Friend. or One of Them - deleting missing placed objects in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, July 1, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Structural Beam Analysis in ANSYS APDL - create nodes, define element through nodes after defining loads, Mechanical 360, July 9, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

How to Use Creo Parametric Parametrically with ANSYS Workbench - use CAD configuration manager in ANSYS to link to Creo Parametric, create named selections in CAD tool, create CAD parameters, use Workbench, Simon Pereira, ANSYS, July 9, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Section View Creation Ribbon Contextual Tab - set representation, appearance, method, annotation, hatch, modify, create panel options before creating section view from selected parent view in AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

How to Install the Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD - install utility once downloaded, navigate to location where files are extracted, copy CleanupRegapp.exe, .html, .dll files before pasting them into AutoCAD folder, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

You Launch an Autodesk Program and It Says You Don't Have Permission to Run It - log into Autodesk account, click on account settings, manage users link to obtain proper user permissions, select product to assign additional functionalities, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 9, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Jogging Revit Sections - A Workout - create jogs, draw reference plane at jogged locations, select endpoint of jogged section line before drawing reference plane parallel to jog in Revit, Alan DeLuce, Advanced Solutions Blog, July 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Copying RVT Links Between Revit Files - open 2 .rvt files, visit file A to select all Revit links to be copied, click on manage links dialog to unload all links copied, open plan view in file B to paste links, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, July 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Vision 2014+ - Parasolid will remain kernel for very long time, based on 3DEXPERIENCE, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual offers modeling flexibility in highly collaborative environment, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Split Line to Create the Pitch - split face to obtain different shades of grass, apply split line tool to get varied faces depending on projection, silhouette or intersection splits selected, draw sketch before setting markings, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Windows 8 and SOLIDWORKS - click on part file, tick box titled 'use application for all .sldprt files' before selecting SOLIDWORKS launcher to get back typical menu when opening SOLIDWORKS from windows explorer, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Inspection Reports - SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends SOLIDWORKS Inspection capabilities by providing multiple ways to enter measured values directly into inspection project, Graham Stephenson, Solid Solutions, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Tips for Finding Organizing Code Snippets - record action with macro recorder, consult SOLIDWORKS API help examples, API forums, store code snippets in module, macro, maintain backup in word document, Evernote, CAD Sharp, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Keeping Electronics Cool - tips to improve designs using flow simulations in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Morgan, YouTube, July 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

ARES on Android Tablet - ARES Command Edition runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, while Android is in alpha testing; Q&A about UI customization, ACIS-based solid modeling support, minimum hardware requirement, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, July 9, 2014 (more MCAD articles, ARES articles)

Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time, Pt 2 - past obstacles to server-based computing viability, workstation-caliber SBC may be ready for prime time, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, July 8, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

10 Ideas for the Ideal 3D Modeling Software - TinkerMixer, SolidDots + smooth surfaces, Facebook app, DarkerDepth, Kinect Draw, Wii Controller Light Sabre 3D modeling, Joris Peels, Inside 3DP, July 3, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Fluid Tips Using Layers and 3rd Party Compositing  - 3DVIA Composer tutorial, YouTube, July 8, 2014 (more 3DVIA articles)

Arckit Makes Architectural Models a Snap - kit with building blocks, more accessible, intuitive, cheaper than laser cut models, 3 sizes starting at $165, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, July 6, 2014 (more AEC articles)

How to Create or Import Styles Via Style Manager in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP - open style manager to customize styles based on standard styles, expand style category before dragging/dropping entire category to copy all styles, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials, AutoCAD MEP articles)

Steampunking a Morgan 3 Wheeler Using Fusion 360 - track model, import Alias model into Fusion 360 before uploading model to data service, embed viewer into fun steampunk-themed HTML page, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 8, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Custom AutoCAD Sheet Set Template Workflow - tips to create custom title blocks, link them into sheet set manager in AutoCAD, Jesse Evans, July 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD sheet sets tutorials)

Revit Settings for Daylighting Analysis - visit view ribbon to render in cloud window, select 3D view for illuminance rendering, set simulation settings, resolutions for rendering before starting rendering in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Successful Civil 3D Implementation - get management support first, outline broader tasks, review implementation plan over and over, Shawn Herring, AUGI, July 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Autodesk InfraWorks 360: Round Buildings & Square Water Areas - open .JSON file in notepad, modify SmoothParam value to adjust corner settings for elements, employ add vertex option to modify shapes in Civil 3D, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, July 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Surfacing: Reading 2D Curvature Comb Graphs - select 'display curvature' options to switch on curvature of geometry, open curvature settings dialog to tweak comb display, check length of spines of curvature comb graph to determine curvature of geometry, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, July 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Bit of Fun with iLogic and Driven Constraints - employ iLogic code to identify previously driven constraints, tag constraints as 'IsInitialized' under drive settings in Inventor API, Clinton Brown, CADline, July 9, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Printrbot Simple Maker Review: 3D Printing on the Cheap - great deal for beginners, offers respectable quality for basic print jobs, good documentation and support, but has small build area, construction is not robust, requires some tweaking for best results, available for $349, Richard Baguley, Tom's Guide, July 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Weirdest and Wildest 3D Printers - Mobile Fab trash-recycling 3D printer, 'Made in Space' 3D printer, 3Doodler printing pen, whole-building 3D printer, Jill Scharr, Tom's Guide, June 20, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Detached Drawings - save fully updated drawing file, open assembly, ensure assembly is up-to-date before closing it, save drawing type to detached drawing by setting file name with suffix detached in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, July 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Quickly Changing a Configuration - select component whose configuration is to be changed, click on configuration drop down located in fly out toolbar to list configurations, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

General Algorithm in ANSYS APDL - information required about model, analysis can be defined in 3 sections: preprocessor, solution, general postprocessor, Mechanical 360, July 7, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

InRoads Tip: InRoads Survey Options Working with Symbols, Points, and Elevations - working with dynamically displayed text, learning to apply text scale factor, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, July 6, 2014 (more InRoads articles)

Can a Browser Handle a 3D Ship Model? - Autodesk 360 Technical preview can visualize, interact with large model, but some areas need improvement, Denis Morais, LinkedIn, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ACA: AEC Modify Tools, Pt 2 - AEC TRIM - differentiates TRIM with AEC TRIM command, select items to be trimmed, define cutting edge by selecting 2 points on screen when using AEC TRIM command, avoid trimming untrimmable object in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Non-Rectangular Viewports - rectangular vs non-rectangular viewports, tips to create non-rectangular viewports with reference to effect on layers, access individual object using properties palette in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD viewports tutorials)

Tips to Help Flatten Objects - open drafting in options dialog to check 'replace Z values with current elevation' option, change values of object manually by going to select all, properties menu in AutoCAD 2015, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

How to: Delete/Hide Items in AutoCAD Associative Array - press ctrl key while selecting items for deletion, replace items with same object but on different layer, turn off layer to hide items in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

InfraWorks Magic: Style Rules Using Object Data 101, Pt 3 - visit general area description field to read 'FCLASS' attribute, expand horizontal tool set to select 'create and manage model' button, add style rule button before assigning desired style to rule, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, July 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Mark Point Subassembly and Assembly Construction Order - add MarkPoint right on top of uncoded points in assembly, move subassemblies that should be below MarkPoint in construction order to different marker point on assembly, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, July 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2014: Modify Curvature Display UI Bug - open marking menu tab, select 2D sketch as environment, spline as sub-environment, add blank entry between delete, construction before searching modify curvature command in Inventor, Paul Munford, Design and Motion, July 8, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Export File and Increment File Name - apply iLogic code to check existing files, add V1, V2 or V3 after filename in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, July 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add Extruded Text to Your Model - create sketch on face of part where extruded text is to be added, add text before including dimensions/constraints, select extrude to enter extrusion distance in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, July 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Dynamo - Placing Adaptive Components Along 2 Lines - select 2 lines to be processed by custom node, deleting nodes in Dynamo affects project but 'undo' restores adaptive components back on, Paolo Emilio Serra, Punto Revit, July 2, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Revit 2015 - Scheduling Wall Constraints - select schedules/quantities from create panel to open new schedule dialog box, set wall category to form wall schedule, pick multiple fields before listing parameters for generating new wall schedule, John Flanagan, CADline, July 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Billions to Soon Be Invested in 3D Printing Research and Development - companies like Google, GE, Autodesk are interested in 3D printing to cater to their specific needs, also aiming at consumers, small businesses, Brittney Sevenson, 3DPrint.com, June 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

A Review of the Form1 3D Printer by Renishaw's AM Lab Manager - very simple to set up, use, gives impressive build results, very cheap as compared to other industry printers, Jeremy Pullin, 3D Printing Industry, July 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Automation - Parametric Parts - creating, controlling parametric parts via Windows Forms, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 7, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge: Creating Text as Geometry - converting editable text feature into sketch geometry which can be used to create new feature, YouTube, June 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Installing and Upgrading Toolbox in a Multi-User Environment - share customized toolbox with other users via network location, upgrading shared SOLIDWORKS toolbox to newer version, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS Toolbox tutorials)

Well There's Something I Didn't Know: Rotate View in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings - model opens, automatically starts to rotate, runs through various views in mobile version, tapping either model or pause/ play icon stops model, Michael Lord, July 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Settings for Maximizing Performance  - enable freeze bar feature, uncheck 'show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer' from systems options, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Using XY Plots for Results - GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Should You Choose a Horizontal or Vertical Machining Center? - consider pros, cons of horizontal machining center, best opportunities for HMCs, VMCs, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, July 4, 2014 (more CAM articles)

How to Create a 3D Model from Photos Using SketchUp - always start from origin when starting modeling with photo match, use components for identical sides, Designer Hacks, July 2, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Associative Array: When You Need to Modify Array Later - activate associative button to create associative array, open contextual ribbon to modify array parameters, click on 'edit source' in contextual ribbon tab to edit array source in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Find All Fields in a Drawing - collect all TypedValue of AcDbFieldList, iterate through them, selecting one with dxf code = 330 in AutoCAD, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Navisworks Reads PDF Files - open project browser, click on import button to import 2D or 3D files, insert PDF file through project browser to allow Navisworks import file using sheet size, add scale values, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, July 3, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

InfraWorks Magic: Themes Using Object Data 101, Pt 2 - performing theme type analysis using connected parcel data, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, July 1, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Drainage Design for InfraWorks 360: What Does It Do? - Delineates watersheds based on your terrain, automatically place culverts where water area or stream crosses design road., Eric Chappell's Blog, July 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Calculating Length of Pipe Run at Fixed Ranges of Depth - invert profiles along bottom of pipes, visit ANZ civil reports to pick profiles, incremental station elevation difference report, right click to execute report in Civil 3D, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, July 1, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

CNC Cut Files with Autodesk Product Design Suites, Pt 2 - using iPropWiz add-in for Inventor to simplify, ease management of component properties, using Vault's custom view tools to sort, group parts by material, thickness, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, July 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating a Custom Punch in Inventor Sheet Metal - start simple face with current sheet metal settings, add new sketch to face, sketch punch outline, Dave Breiner, Synergis, June 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Cleanup Node Layout - Dynamo's algorithm is fast, enforces left-to-right data flow, organizes input nodes on left, output nodes on right, has 4 steps: cycle removal, layering, node ordering, coordinate assignment, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, July 3, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Robie House Planters - use straight line rig, vertical reference line erected at origin, with height parameter, host point, use groups of profiles to create forms in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, July 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Installing a Revit Keynote File - prepare text file with necessary data, access keynote settings button from annotation tab, click browse button to navigate to text file in Revit, James Philip, CADline, July 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Repeater Instance Parameters - select whole repeater as one element, tab-select components when not in mass edit mode, select repeater components to list 'default component,' change family type to access parameters, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, July 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Moving an External Command Button Within the Ribbon - external command for testing, external application implementation in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip, Pt 1 - in modeling environment, hover mouse cursor in empty space near base reference planes to select them when invisible, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 4, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip, Pt 2 - adjust scale of drawing view when dropping model from library on to sheet, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, July 6, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

New Learning Tools, Just a Few Clicks Away in SOLIDWORKS - open mylearning page to view lessons, log-in with MySolidWorks credentials before picking lessons to add them to account, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Positioning Only Mates - tick option 'use for positioning only' to allow components move to position defined by mates in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Pattern Driven Component Pattern - go to patterns to select pattern driven component pattern, visit property manager to choose component to be patterned, click ok to finish creating patterns in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer Colored Outlines - customize outline color of each actor individually, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Components Orientation Options - 4 options: translation over mirror plane, no rotations or rotated 180 degrees about the Y/X/Z-axis of part file, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Flatten Pipes Using Insert Bends - creating fabricated section of pipe, flattening it using insert bends, inserting cope, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Time for Manufacturing to Shed Old Image to Attract New Blood? - manufacturing is not dark, dirty, dangerous; Siemens is on multi-city initiative to foster skilled graduates that would be ready for employment in major US manufacturing firms, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 30, 2014 (more Jobs and Careers articles)

Virtual Reality: A Powerful Engineering Tool - computer-assisted virtual environment systems, head-mounted display systems are being used for design evaluation purposes, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more virtual reality articles)

Common Mistakes Made by Novice, or Self-Taught Users, Pt 2 - have part center to all base plane on X,Y,Z, draw line to actual length or approximate of base profile in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, June 25, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

What's New, Disruptive and Looks Good on Paper? HPDesignjet - HP Designjet SmartStream software has automatic detection feature, HP Designjet T3500 production eMFP, HP Designjet T7200 production printer, Rita Stange, Revit Community, June 10, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Bentley BrIM Extends Benefits of BIM to Bridges - bridge information modeling is logical extension of modeling approach to bridge design products, RM Bridge, LEAP Bridge Enterprise extend benefits of BIM to bridge construction, Jill Jerabek, MicroStation Connections, May 28, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Transmagic Facilitates 3D CAD Comparison with MagicCheck R2 - MagicCheck software quickly opens all major 3D CAD formats to compare against source CAD model, analyze accuracy, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, July 2, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Not 'A Load of Crap' Anymore: 'PLM 360 is Way Ahead of Plan,' Says Autodesk's Carl Bass - Autodesk's PLM business has taken off very well, industry experts are hopeful about PLM 360 bringing SMBs to cloud, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, June 18, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, cloud articles, PLM articles)

Implementing Integrated Visualization Workflow - ensure proper coordination across multiple groups while planning office's visualization pipeline, work locally to allow 3ds Max perform efficiently, maintain proper network deployment, keep proper hardware/software in place before ensuring consistency, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, July 2, 2014 (more graphics and visualization articles, 3ds Max tutorials, AEC articles)

Autodesk's Inventor 2015 Advances Digital Prototyping - allows direct editing of model without forcing user to change model by changing parametric data, can leverage cloud where appropriate, Jill Jerabek, Inventor Connections, June 6, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

New Guide to AutoCAD Shortcuts - press shortcut keys like Q, A, Z, F, H, I, S to speed up AutoCAD tasks that enhances productivity, Eric Hoover, GrabCAD Blog, July 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Embedding a Map Image in an AutoCAD Drawing Using .NET - invoke GEOMAPIMAGE command, select GeomapImage object to manipulate its settings before adjusting image properties, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, July 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Make a Layer Current - employ Clayer property of database object, or invoke CLAYER system variable to make current AutoCAD layer active in database, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials

Vault File and Item Lifecycle Change Email Notification is Here - configure email settings to use SMTP mail server, select Vault folder structure, file category to be monitored, pick named lifecycle to state change to be monitored, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 2, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk InfraWorks 360: Copy/Paste/Paste in Place - merge option merges entire proposals including elements in it, unlike copy/paste menu that copies, paste individual elements without copying extra items, apply 'paste in place' option to paste element in exact location, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, July 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Revit Crashes When Zooming or Panning - ensure if latest updates are installed, upgrade graphics card driver to latest available manufacturer driver, disable hardware acceleration, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Unable to Save Specific Project to Revit Server - delete, recreate element ID of all affected elements recorded in journal, else create separate copy of project, remove linked files in Revit before selecting all visible elements for deletion, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatically Handling Selections in COMSOL Multiphysics - 2 ways to add selection to model, track changes to geometry, verify settings that are included in model by writing 'model.selections,' Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, July 2, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

How to Join Solutions in COMSOL Multiphysics - considering 2 modeling examples to demo use of solution joining using general method: absolute difference, result enveloping, Temesgen Kindo, COMSOL Blog, July 1, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

How to Get Free Access to SOLIDWORKS as a Student - Student Design Kit, Student Engineering Kit are available, SDK offers installation of SOLIDWORKS Standard in schools while SEK comes with Premium installations, contact school's CAD administrator to check if school qualifies for obtaining license, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, July 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

You Can't Pick Your Family But You Can Pick Your Filters - press F5 to activate selection folder, comes with toggle buttons that allows activating multiple sections at once, employ cursor feedback with selection filters to discern if filter is active in SOLIDWORKS, Derek Welker, CADimensions Blog, July 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation - pre-select vertices, edges, or faces while adding note, hold ctrl to select additional leader locations, drag leader attachment point to other locations, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The CAD Interoperability Monster Still Lurks - understanding root cause, feasibility of consolidation, Coping Mechanisms, interdisciplinary interoperability problem, establishing good quality control protocols during conversion, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more CAD translation articles)

CAD/PDM Software Evaluation: PTC Creo/Windchill PDM Essentials - scaled-down version of PDMLink, provides support for managing PTC Creo Parametric, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Inventor CAD documents, MS Office documents, pros, cons, available for $1,995, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, July 1, 2014 (more PDM articles, Windchill articles)

Collaborate and Estimate with Bluebeam Revu - YouTube, July 1, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

AIA: AutoDesSys and Autodesk Demonstrate Upcoming Technologies - AutoDesSys presented formZ 8 with new subdivision modeling technology, Autodesk plans for Project Skyscraper for BIM collaboration, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 1, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Saying Goodbye to Missing and Duplicate Objects - add missing library, click 'reload libraries' button, single out duplicate objects using library loading report in ArchiCAD, Jared Banks, Graphisoft, July 1, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer Filters - tips to access layer filters, create layer filter types, generate property, group filters, view active layers included in filter, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, July 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Change Equation Curve Values - avoid using same parameters for GetEquation, SetEquation in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, July 1, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Manage Files with Autodesk Vault Mirror - employ utility to retrieve latest version of files to dedicated mirror folder while retaining folder hierarchy, Imran Bhutta, YouTube, July 1, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

To Add or Modify Pipelines - open InfraWorks, select pipeline style, place point for each bend, visit manual style field to change existing pipeline style, properties palette to adjust pipeline elevation in Civil 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials, Autodesk 360 articles)

To Import from AutoCAD Utility Design - switch to 3D display, export poles, conductors in DWG format, import DWG files as pipelines in InfraWorks 360 before re-importing DWG file as pipeline connectors, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials, Autodesk 360 articles)

Revit: Family Dialog Box Pop Up - reset UIState, check if video card driver is up to date, open desktop manager to ensure that all settings are turned on, uninstall any video card control center that interfere with Revit, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

NBS Plug-in for Autodesk Revit 2015 - new in-line search feature comes pre-populated with classification code, viewer possess hide/show options, hyperlink functionality, allows easy tagging of Revit materials, families with NBS, office master references, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, July 1, 2014 (more Revit articlesAEC articles)

Fixing Revit Warnings - install auto section box extension, open saved html, 3D view to copy, paste ID numbers, set buffet size in section box size dialog in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, July 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Referenced Files as a Service - discusses examples to introduce referenced files as service project, employ new external resource framework to build plugin that supplies Revit links, keynotes, assembly codes, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, July 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Intersecting Rails - Dynamo 0.7 helps directly create solid/surface geometry of final components with its own modeling tools, Eduardo Roca, Dynamo, July 1, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Choose the Right Workstation Hardware for Maximum Performance and Value - Workstations vs. High- Performance PCs, consider efficiency of CPUs, GPUs, APUs, storage, memory, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

CAD Value and Workstation Performance are Not Mutually Exclusive - choosing workstation, consider video card options, ECC memory, solid-state drives, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Summer of Simulation, Pt 1: What All FEA Users Should Do First - for linear studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, material choice, load don't affect stress results, Suvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, July 1, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Seek & Destroy: Under-Defined Sketches - searching under-defined sketches, using Fully Define Sketch tool to edit, fully dimension sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Detailed Drawings Done, Fast - create, annotate drawings of parts, assemblies faster, update drawings with design changes, present design information in organized format with SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, July 1, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

HP Z1 G2 All-in-One Workstation Review - 27" LED backlit LCD, Windows 8-compliant, 10-finger capacitive multi-touch capability, 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1280v3 processor, excellent performance, base price starts at $2000, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more HP workstation reviews)

IntelliCAD 8 on Mainframe2 - Q&A with Nikola Bozinovic of Mainframe2 about IntelliCAD working fast on browser, dynamic setting for resolution, cost depends on what features application needs, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, July 1, 2014 (more IntelliCAD articles)

Simplify FEA Simulation Models Using Planar Symmetry - geometry, material, loading, boundary conditions have to exhibit symmetry when selecting planar symmetry, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Meet Fuel Mandates with CFD - Model Fuels Consortium helped improve predictive accuracy of combustion simulation, FORTE CFD Package by ANSYS provides tools to create CFD combustion simulations, Bernie Rosenthal, Desktop Engineering, July 1, 2014 (more CFD articles)

3D Printing 101 - FDM & PolyJet Basics - FDM prints using real thermoplastics, parts are functional, durable, industry-ready, PolyJet uses high performance resins, GoEngineer, YouTube, June 30, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AIA 2014 Convention Keynotes: Design with a Purpose - AIA President, Robert Ivey, talked about value of design, efforts to reach communities were discussed, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, June 30, 2014 (more AEC articles)

AIA: Opening Comments, Thoughts & Photos on AIA National in Chicago - Autodesk Innovation Forum discussed computation, data, its role in design decision-making, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 30, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Surfing on the AutoCAD Electrical App - apply surf function to navigate references to intended panel layout drawing, check 'export mobile data' plug-in for files required to surf through project, apply AEMOBILEDATA to generate mobile data folder, Anthony Tee, Point-to-Point, June 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Autodesk 360 Ribbon is Grayed Out and Disabled - modify installation for parent application to add Autodesk 360, uninstall Autodesk 360 before reinstalling it, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

To Create a Model in Autodesk InfraWorks 360 - open new model dialog box, set model folder location, define model extent, click advanced settings to adjust schema template file, coordinate system, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D articlesAutodesk 360 articles)

An Introduction to Surface Continuity - definition of surface modeling, describing 'smoothness' of junction, where one surface meets another, using term 'G' in Inventor, Paul Munford, AUGI, Jun 30, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Using Desktop Content in Autodesk Inventor as 'Sandbox' for Custom Content - from 'get started' tab, choose projects, 'configure content center libraries' option, transfer library from Vault content to desktop content through library transfer guide, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 30, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Install, Uninstall Revit 2015 Content Libraries - select Revit Content Libraries 2015 in control panel, click uninstall/change option to add/remove features in installation page, hit next to update Revit Content installation, David Metcalf, A Word on BIM, June 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Tools for Troubleshooting Unexpected Behavior in Revit - create copy of project before managing linked files, transferring project standards, viewing templates, accessing project browser or visibility/graphics override dialog, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Shortcut for Checking in Files in Vault - open find dialog box in Vault, enter 'checked out by,' contains, name in property, condition, value field to view files, save current search, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Installer Project in Visual Studio 2012 - organize setup by replacing TODO parts, specify application data, configure target system, customize setup appearance before preparing for its release in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault - Displaying Vault State in CAD Drawings - modify template before suitable custom iProperty, edit title block, text using new custom property, map property before setting up job processor, Kim Hyde, CADline, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Searching, Listing and Filters: Autodesk Vault Professional 2015 - Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - configure Vault search to create sub site first, generate search result source on that sub site to keep main SharePoint search feature separate from Vault search, Chris Benner, Design and Motion, June 30, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Table Driven Pattern - Matt Aten of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Optimize the Design of Plastic Parts and Injection Molds with SOLIDWORKS Plastic Simulation Software - available in professional, premium, advanced versions, comes integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD to enhance designs for manufacturability without leaving familiar 3D design experience, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, June 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Point Cloud to Revit BIM: A Boon for Building Restoration Projects - point cloud to Revit model technology makes building information collection more accurate, fast, detailed, Nikunj Patel, Hi-Tech Engineering Services, June 12, 2014 (more AEC articles)

How Reverse Engineering is Useful for Improving Design and Manufacturing - helps in product design analysis, identifying unavailable geometrical information, Nikunj Patel, Hi-Tech Engineering Services, June 23, 2014 (more reverse engineering articles)

Is WhiteClouds the Magic Button for 3D Print Models? - 3D print service, WhiteClouds employs additional 3D modeling to insert details like roof tiles to appear in 3D print, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Workspaces in ACA - components of workspace UI, tips to customize workspace, working with objects in workspace, copying tool palettes, tool packages to workspace in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Edit Block Attribute Properties with BATTMAN - attributes in AutoCAD that can be edited: tag name, prompt name, default value, prompt order, visibility, text style, justification, properties like layer, linetype, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, June 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoLISP: ReOrder Polyline Origin - load Lisp file, invoke REORDERPOLY command, select polyline before clicking on endpoint to define new origin, AutoCAD Tips, June 25, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Two of My Favorite Things - freeform modeling functionality allows adding primitive freeform object into part before manipulating geometry, edit non-native solids with enhanced direct edit capabilities, Demir Ali, Autodesk Digital Prototyping, June 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Revit Linked Files and Worksets - select file link in canvas, check instance properties of link before typing properties of link in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, June 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

More Mass Profiles - open mass family, draw ellipse, set dimension to quad points of ellipse in both directions, create input, scale parameters before assigning depth factor in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, June 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Filtering Vault Content in SharePoint - open SharePoint list to understand counter-intuitive integration between Vault, SharePoint, integrate query objects in Vault based on data source filter values, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 27, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 Download Behaviors Have Changed - check Vault improvements with help of tables that get/download from within Vault client, download behaviors with Inventor Vault add-in, display variations in download behavior when using new force overwrite options, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, June 27, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Solid Edge Surfacing Intro - modeling bottle using surfacing capabilities, creating extruded surfaces, offsetting, trimming, stitching surfaces, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, June 28, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Birail Magic of BlueSurfs - definition of birails, creating complex organic surfaces using birails, 2 profile curves in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, June 27, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Creating 2D Layouts - open schematic package to conduct preliminary electrical schematic, insert models under SOLIDWORKS Electrical menu before creating 2D drawings, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram, Pt 2 - create new wire style groups to show hydraulic or pneumatic type of connections, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - Advanced Mates: Telescoping Assembly - employ distance limit mates to create telescoping assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PTC Creo 3.0 - What is Unite Technology? - CAD data of varying formats can be used directly in PTC apps, when importing file, new business object is created in native Creo file format, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, June 26, 2014 (more PTC articles)

PowerShape Pro 2014 - makes reconstruction process more intelligent, efficient, Shrinkwrap tools to drape surface over complex polygon meshes, more direct modeling tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2014 (more PowerShape reviews)

PTC Creo 3.0 Includes Game-Changing Multi-CAD Data Handling - new Unite technology in PTC Creo 3.0 aims to improve CAD data sharing, collaboration, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, June 26, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Attaching Geo-Location Data to an AutoCAD Drawing Using .NET - employ Editor.Command() to call commands synchronously, turn on GEOMAP information, zoom circle created around location in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Copy Extension Dictionary - apply logic to set names of dictionary that is same as DeepCloneObjects source object in AutoCAD, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How Do I OpenData? - import Terrain 50 data into Civil 3D, right click on surfaces to select 'create surface' from DEM option, check zoom extents to view imported data, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, June 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Projected CogoPoints to a Profile View - insert block that represents model view of multi-view block, rotate block to correct view, copy it with base point before pasting it as block, project CogoPoints to desired view in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, June 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Importing Survey Data with Extended Properties into Civil 3D - enable 'create new definitions automatically' option before importing XML file to avoid creation of extended properties manually in advance, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, June 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Digitizing Landscape Architecture: Get Modeling with InfraWorks - offers 3D visualization environment for importing, rendering large datasets in real time, allows importing complex topographic data, aerial photography, CAD drawings, sharing models via InfraWorks 360, Jason Packenham, Land 8, June 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Setting Up a Parametric Dimension Study in Inventor Simulation - set simple analysis to test default size of model, start stress analysis, conduct single point analysis, change type to sliding/no separation to allow links react in correct manner in analysis, Nino Caldarola, Design Engineering, June 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Surfacing: Applying Surface Continuity - create sweep between 2 construction surfaces, visit conditions tab in sweep dialog to apply continuity to surfaces, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

By the Revit Users, for the Revit Users, Pt 2 - Revit Technology Conference showcases technologies, workflows that give AEC users better look at their projects, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 26, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Refresh Element Graphics Display - ways to trigger graphical refresh, determine height of schedule placed on sheet in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Configurations are Simple - creating more configurations to have different length bases for determining number of mannequins in wall, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Wave the Flag - Freeform command in SOLIDWORKS to modify solids or surfaces, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using the SOLIDWORKS Web Help - set option to use web help, under help consolidated menu, access advanced search tools, navigation of topics, knowledge base search, SOLIDWORKS forum search, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Convert Entities - More Than Just the Outside Edges - convert entities on all edges, turn on 'edge selection filter' in SOLIDWORKS, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - Faces to Exclude in SOLIDWORKS - flattening sheet metal part with supporting gusset in it, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Template Editor Mapped Out - list of inspection template editor dropdown variables, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Routing, Corrupted Files, Backup, Auto Recover - SOLIDWORKS tutorial, You Tube, June 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

ArchiCAD 18 - new CineRender 14 rendering engine, ability for multi-element editing, new revision management feature to track, automatically document changes to building model, better support of PDF format, BIM Collaboration Format support introduced, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 25, 2014 (more ArchiCAD reviews)

Practice Incremental Innovation - radical vs incremental innovation, 3-step process to map out workable innovation plan: list problems, propose solutions, prioritize easy, low-cost options, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 25, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

HP Extends Page-Wide Printing to Large-Format Plotters - HP has designed 5" long modular printhead, modules snap together to create print heads of any size, Ralph Grabowski, Graphic Speak, June 21, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Hole in Surface for Retaining Wall - extract feature line from corridor, draw 3DPolyline to connect ends of 2 feature lines created, invoke JOIN command before adding 3D polyline as boundary to datum surface in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, June 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Vault DWF Preview - select publish options in Vault visualization tab, pick AutoCAD, tick plot, plot styles to allow creation of DWF based on chosen plot settings every time AutoCAD file is opened, David Gate, CADline, June 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, Autodesk Vault articles)

Reverse Polyline Moves Origin - invoke REVERSE command to reverse direction of selected objects, locate origin of polyline by selecting polyline, view direction of polyline by clicking up/down arrows of current vertex section in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Use the New Lasso Selection Method in AutoCAD - turn lasso control on/off by 'allow press and drag for lasso' in options dialog box under selection tab, Isaac Harper, Acronym Online, June 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2015: Get Back Your Toolbars and Classic Workspace - tips to obtain AutoCAD classic toolbars, create new workspace in AutoCAD 2015, Bill Wright, YouTube, June 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

AutoLISP: Polyline Direction Preview - run command, select polyline to display temporary arrows that show direction of polyline, AutoCAD Tips, June 24, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Detail Level of Linked Revit File - go into visibility graphics overrides for view, go to Revit links tab of visibility graphics overrides dialog box, select box labeled 'by host view' to right of linked file, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Rendering Revit Models in 3ds Max - overview of settings, rendering engines, texture mapping, techniques to achieve photorealistic images vs Showcase, Revit, YouTube, June 23, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015: Templates and Families Not Installed - select add/remove programs to install Revit content libraries 2015, uninstall libraries to reinstall them if installation fails, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Designer Lounge, Pt 1 - drawing profile, use BlueSurf command to model designer lounge in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, June 25, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Surface Modeling - A Designer Lounge, Pt 2 - add guide curve, extrude, trim surface, use thicken tool to thicken trimmed, stitched surfaces in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Surf and Code, June 25, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Using the Enterprise PDM Search Tool - search tool is based on data cards, user access is controlled by SOLIDWORKS EPDM admin, helps list users who are not logged in, get list of files currently not checked into vault, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Views Missing from Saved DWG/DXF - if component contains invalid geometry, views cannot be converted to high quality, tips to find invalid geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do - creating square spring in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do, Pt 2 - creating more advanced spring end including some closed loops, small tab in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Best Graphics Cards for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - invest in CPU with ample memory based on usage, check NVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro product lines before choosing high-performance cards, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials, graphics cards articles)

Maximize Your SOLIDWORKS Performance - Test Your Hardware - run SOLIDWORKS performance test to check CPU, I/O, graphics, visit SW log files directory to check results of performance test, Nick Weirens, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Pack and Go - tips to create copies of drawings, assemblies to maintain file references in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Ribbon Cables - discusses capabilities of SOLIDWORKS routing with ribbon cable components, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: Solid Edge ST7 - improved measurement tools, ability to duplicate components along curve, to find feature patterns within other patterns, visualization with KeyShot, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 24, 2014 (more Solid Edge reviews)

Offsetting a Spline - create spline, select it, click on node point, offset all edges from pet palette in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, June 25, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Sparks Interest in 3D Printing - Autodesk is bringing easy-to-use, streamlined, open-source 3D printing software to market; Spark is compatible with wide range of printing filaments, Cabe Atwell, Design News, June 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles)

Why You May Need the UCSICON in AutoCAD - make UCSICON visible to allow setting initial indicators about UCS, invoke UCS command, set 'world' as default option to obtain drawing back to UCS in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Cursorbadge System - set value of CURSORBADGE system variable to 1 to turn off all new badges, 2 to turn on all badges in AutoCAD, Trevor Clayton, CADline, June 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Clean Up Your AutoCAD Drawing - keep drawing files neat, organized, invoke AUDIT command to check drawing errors, apply PURGE, QSELECT, WBLOCK commands to clean drawings, convert multiple attached objects with JOIN command, Eric Hoover, GrabCAD Blog, June 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Orthographic Equipment Fabrication Drawings - create structural, equipment, piping layouts in main project, select heat exchanger while creating secondary project, generate unique template for each piece of equipment before saving drawing, Rick France, Hagerman & Company Blog, June 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

iLogic: Working with the Active Sketch - find active sketch name, active sketch number, delete all sketches in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Draft Analysis - access draft analysis tool, set pull direction, use iLogic rule to add draft angles to extrude features, Clinton Brown, CADline, June 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

File vs Document - Document.FullFilename property returns filename of file, the document is contained within; Document.FullDocumentName property returns document name which is filename concatenated with level of detail name in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2014 - Previewing Revit Families - click on type selector to preview pre-loaded doors in standard template file, check tips to load more families from metric library, preview load family in Revit metric library, John Flanagan, CADline, June 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Unlocking KMZ and KML Data and Converting to IFC for Use in Revit - export desired view from Navisworks to KML, install ArchiCAD 16, Google Earth import/export plug-in, merge KMZ file before importing IFC file to Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Equal Spacing Using Curve Driven Pattern - draw seed feature in correct position, draw line on new sketch to represent length of pattern, employ curve driven pattern to design seed along length of curve in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Ballooning - select balloon, grip at arrow's tip when moving arrow of balloon, avoid forcing leader to break around quantity while adding quantity to balloon, adjust spacing between quantity, balloon, Matt Lorono, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Library and Online Portal - avail easy-to-use Windows interface to solve designing issues, visit portal to access electrical resources, request manufacturing parts, symbols, 3D content before adding to web store, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS Event-Based Motion: Packaging Machine, Pt 1 - tips to create assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS FAQ: SolidNetWork License - SOLIDWORKS continues to run for 60 minutes after license server shuts down, prompts user to save open documents after final warning, SolidNotes, June 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds - metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, June 23, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Smooth Surfaces Without Hand Finishing - functions of advanced NURBS technologies: advanced control functionality, faster control loops speed, digital-to-digital control loops feed, machine build quality, mechatronics, Jim Endsley, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

PTC Live: CAD, PLM, Services, IoT - Lots of IoT - CEO Jim Heppelmann talked about potential for Internet of Things to change way products are designed, sold, serviced, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 23, 2014 (more PTC articles)

From 1996: Welcome to the Future - CAD industry was talking about Softsource DWG plug-in, Intergraph, ACIS Open, AutoCAD Release 14, TurboCAD 4.0, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 24, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Are You Still Using FTP for CAD File Transfer? - pros, cons of using email, FTP, cloud-based file sharing, cloud-based PDM, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, June 23, 2014 (more PDM articles, cloud articles)

Sweeping a 3D Shape Around a Pline - using sweep to create 3D solid, locating layout tab in AutoCAD 2015, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Document 3D AutoCAD Models with Smart, Connected 2D Views - tips to create 2D documentation from 3D models in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Custom Catalog Attribute in Plant - add properties to 'all part groups' while modifying catalog properties, visit spec editor tab to add part families, edit properties tab to display property definition fields in Plant 3D, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF Reader - add PDF sheets to project, visit 'set scale by measurement' menu to enter distances for calculating scale, adjust resolution (DPI) settings to control visual fidelity, Jarod Schultz, June 23, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Math Transit - pros, cons of traditional nodes, formula node, Python, Code Blocks in Dynamo, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, June 23, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Autodesk Inventor iAssembly Best Practices - don't use any special characters in member name or filename columns within iAssembly table, never delete iAssembly members from their folder once they are in use within design, don't assume all members are regenerated, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Jun 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add an Excel Spreadsheet to an Inventor Drawing - open drawing, table dialog box, browse files to locate Excel spreadsheet, place table on drawing before adjusting table grips, layout in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sketch Extents - select sketch in UI, iterate entities before combining extents into single Box2d object in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Search Path for Custom References - employ functionalities from custom dlls in iLogic rules by declaring AddReference in Inventor, Philippe Leefsma, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

3 Things Orient to View in Revit Can Do for You - create 3D perspective view by adding camera to view, invoke 'orient to view' command to move camera but not camera target, adjust elevation of camera before isolating floor plan, forming 3D section view, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Make Up Your Mind - compare behavior of grid lines in Revit with AutoCAD, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, June 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Mesh and Chain Appearances - visit appearance, task manager option, browse to plastic-mesh to view circular, diamond mesh, drag, drop appearances in model before using emapping options to control size of appearance, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Advisor - employ tool to create new study, add sensor for desired results, click study button to generate study advisor, new study options in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 1 - apply component with pre-made configurations to create custom configuration drop-town table in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 2 - tips to create new configurations of parts when inserted in SOLIDWORKS assembly, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Luxion KeyShot 5 - ability to import wide variety of native CAD file formats, new NURBS-based rendering, KeyShot cloud to search, filter, find new materials, textures from Luxion libraries, ability to automatically create sun, sky HDR image, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 20, 2014 (more KeyShot reviews)

Femap Tip: Solid Meshing with Internal Beams - create mesh points on surfaces, mesh internal curves to create rod elements, create the solid internal mesh, Tessa Read, Cadimage PLM, June 19, 2014 (more Femap articles)

Have You Been to This Area Lately - measure area command in Solid Edge is useful for calculating areas of boundaries with pockets within their extent, inquire element command reveals area for wide range of surfaces, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 22, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The New and Dynamic formZ 8 - has new subdivision surfaces modeling tools, bridging command, twist tools, rendering technology based on updated OpenGL, grouping structure helps users organize project's materials, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 20, 2014 (more formZ articles)

PTC: Not Your Father's CAD Company - highlights of PTC Live 2014 event: Creo 3.0 announced, ThingWorx rapid application development platform v5.0 adds flexibility for deployment, acquired Atego for $50 million, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, June 20, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Modeling Convective Cooling of Electrical Devices - modeling laminated iron core in COMSOL Multiphysics, Fabian Scheuren, COMSOL Blog, June 23, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Don't Hit Eject! 4 Tips to Getting Your BIM Pilot Project Off the Ground - change management, set expectations, confine pilot project to single story, reduce complexity, define level of detail, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, June 23, 2014 (more AEC articles)

How to Create a Sphere, Dome, or Curved Shape in SketchUp - create circle with radius of dome, create another circle that is perpendicular to circle, split one of circles into quarters, delete all but one quarter, offset it, use follow me tool, Designer Hacks, June 17, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Isometric Drawing in AutoCAD 2015, Pt 2 - cycle isoplane to top, employ direct distance entry to specify lengths, switch to right isoplane to draw vertical lines, form isocircle ellipses before connecting them for slot, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

Put on Your Implementation Hat - undertake observational efforts to resolve production issues, keep upgrade process ready to handle situations when workstations becomes unavailable, ensure proper planning, good communication, dedicated execution to implement AutoCAD releases better, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, June 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Suppress Dialogs in the Inventor Vault Add-In - specify default values of check in, undo check out, check in dialog on file close, check out dialog on file open dialogs in Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

The Space Between the Bit 0 and 1 - employ rotated scope box to draw orthogonally, create points manually in AutoCAD file before linking them in Revit project, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, June 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Everything You Need to Know About Code Blocks - code blocks can hold numbers, strings, formulas, user can call any regular node in library through code block in Dynamo, Colin McCrone, Dynamo, June 19, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

New in Autodesk Inventor 2015: Enhancements to the Look at Tool - check enhanced 'look at' behavior located in display tab to perform minimum rotation, or align with local coordinate systems, avail options to resize application options dialog box in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Reorder Browser Pane Nodes - open UI to drag, drop nodes in Inventor browser pane, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Electrical Clips - application of clips to route wires from component to component in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Best User Interface You'll Ever Use - understanding features of UI that is easy-to-use, allows creating design faster in SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Jim Wilkinson - SOLIDWORKS Architect - Q&A about job responsibilities, life before, after CAD, primary steps with SOLIDWORKS, journey in Dassault, prospects of SOLIDWORKS, importance of user-experience with relation to alpha/beta testing in initial phases of product development, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, June 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Common Mistakes Made by Novice, or Self-Taught Users, Pt 1 - not using direct editing in Solid Edge ordered modeling; direct editing tools help users move, offset, rotate faces, bodies, resize holes, rounds, or bends in sheet metal, John Pearson, Design Fusion, June 19, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Helpful Settings for Plotting 3D Solids in AutoCAD - use VISUALSTYLES command to open visual styles palette, Select the Visual Style, change property in 'edge settings' section, AutoCAD Tips, June 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

SpaceMouse Pro Goes Wireless for 3D Control - handy slot for storing pesky little USB receiver in base, 2 sizes of cable, tidy little USB hub to get more range for device, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 19, 2014 (more mice articles)

GrabCAD's PDM Workbench: Design Collaboration in Minutes - PDM Workbench processes each CAD file upon upload into proprietary BREP format for easy, fast sharing; integration of Workbench, Creo will offer better collaboration, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 19, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

Review: Autodesk Inventor 2015 - T-Splines technology to create inherently G2 continuous surfaces, intuitive, slick direct modeling tools with great feature recognition, improved sketching environment, Paul Munford, DEVELOP 3D, June 19, 2014 (more Inventor reviews)

Yes - You Can Create 'Class A' Surfaces with Inventor - class 'A' surface has styling intent, surface continuity is way of describing or measuring how smoothly one surface meets another, Paul Munford, Design and Motion, June 20, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Persistent Drawing View Options in 2015/Thread Feature Off by Default - last used settings are stored in three 32 bit registry key, each bit stores last used status of base view dialog controls, Pierre Masson, Being Inventive, June 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor Surfacing: Curvature Continuity and Sketch Constraints - applying curvature definitions G0, G1, G2, G3 within 2D sketch, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, June 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

PTC Live Global 2014: IoT and PTC Creo 3.0 Take Center Stage - ThingWorx v5.0 rapid application development platform was announced, Unite technology in Creo 3.0 enables reuse of existing CAD data as is, in its current format, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 19, 2014 (more PTC articles)

PTC Finally Plays Well with Others - Creo 3.0 Unite - Unite technology lets Creo read native files from major MCAD products, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 19, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Everyone's an Expert with SketchXpert - when sketch changes to undesirable state, SketchXpert icon pops up on status bar in SOLIDWORKS, diagnosing, suggesting solutions to problem, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Magic of Spline on Surface - modeling egg with top chopped off in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Search Path Order for Opening Files in SOLIDWORKS - SOLIDWORKS goes through multi-step progression of paths to find reference file: RAM, reference documents path, last path used, last path used by system, last path when parent document was saved, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tip: Multiple Instances on Your Inspection Report - change quantity in properties tab to add line items to inspection report, make characteristic for each instance, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Friends Don't Let Friends Save as JPEG in SOLIDWORKS - TIFF or PNG produces much more versatile graphic image file for use, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

DimXpert: Selective Features - auto dimension scheme to define inner features of differential housing in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Smith, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Inserting Logos Into Parts and Drawings - using decals, sketch pictures or insert picture option, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Will 2014 Go Down as the Year of the Stereolithography Machine? - FormLabs is addressing serviceability issue for its Form 1+ printer, market is offering many choices for professional user, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 18, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

PTC Announce Creo 3.0: Now Accepting All Major 3D CAD Data - improvements to UI, existing concept design toolset were announced, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 9, 2014 (more PTC articles)

HP Wants to Add a Splash of Color to Monochrome-Dominated Repographics - wide-format Inkjet printers with PageWide technology are capable of both monochrome, color printing, printed output is expected to be water-resistant, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 18, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

How to Use MODO for Product Design, Step by Step - Mesh Fusion plug-in helps create live, fully editable Boolean object, 'modeling with subdivision surfaces' creates very complex organic surfaces quickly, render preview viewport gives live updates, allowing to see any change made to design in real time, Andy Brown of Foundry, Novedge, June 18, 2014 (more modo articles)

Easing the Pain of Deployment - check CPU activity in task manager to see if install has stalled, consider 3 techniques addressing deployment failure problems, steps to copy/migrate deployments, Gordon Price, AUGI, June 18, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Isometric Drawing in AutoCAD 2015, Pt 1 - ISODRAFT command to create 2D isometric drawings easily, list of useful features, commands, keys for isometric drawing, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

Thinking About Security, Pt 1 - employ SECURELOAD system variable in AutoCAD to check source of application code, avoid downloading drawings/applications from un-trusted sources to prevent data security threats, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Changing the Default Appearance - invoke OPTIONS command, select display tab, visit windows elements section to set light color scheme in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, June 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Section View Editor Grid - apply troubleshooting tool to maintain perspectives on corridor, adjust horizontal/vertical grid spacing to ensure that original grid is not tight or adds more lines when checking guidelines in Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, June 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Advanced Configuration Details for the Data Standard Dialog - understanding Prop[ ], Ps functions, binding scripts to functions, data standard system properties, tools for debugging in Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Splitting Tables and Moving to Different Drawing Sheets - right click on cell to split table, drag parts list in 2 different locations, locate parts list in drawing browser to drag template to completely different drawing sheet in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Import Step Assembly - select STEP import options for importing step file, uncheck 'import assembly as single part' to ensure that step file is ready to import, convert multi solid part into assembly with make components command, David Gate, CADline, June 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Make Components Command Implemented Via API - set projects, description iProperty of each created part to solid body name that is referencing from original part in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Vault Browser in Autodesk Inventor - tips to refresh Vault browser in Inventor, update properties for active document, filter files listed in Vault browser, display lifecycle state, revision, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles, Inventor tutorials)

An Introduction to In-Context Part Editing with SOLIDWORKS - put driving component into assembly, edit component in-context to produce necessary cut to remove interference, set assembly transparency to opaque, Innova Systems, June 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Auto Trace - embossing Cadtek logo onto mannequin, enable auto trace add-in, position, scale image after insertion, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM - Using Right-Click SOLIDWORKS Rename - select rename from fly-out menu to rename cached file, invoke standard Windows rename command in local vault view to update vaulted file in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Fun Features - discusses application of insert features like draft, shell, rib, scale, freeform, deform, flex, wrap in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Estimating Printed-Circuit-Board Thermal Properties - use online calculator to analyze image of each layer of board in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, June 18, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE-On-the-Cloud Brings High Power Design Tools to Small Design Teams - list of CATIA processes available on cloud, CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE offers location-agnostic content sharing, useful for smaller companies, Sanjeev Pal, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2014 (more CATIA articles, cloud articles)

DriveWorks Pro Server: What to Watch Out for When Upgrading - uninstall DriveWorks 10, run DriveWorks Pro Server 11 configuration utility, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 17, 2014 (more DriveWorks articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Layout Revisioning & Issues - revision tool updates revision history every time layout sheets are changed, color coding in layouts allows distinguish new revisions from current issue items in ArchiCAD, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 18, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD 2015: Cursor Badges - enhanced badges provide contextual feedback, check display conditions of section, inspection, rotation badges, avoid displaying cursor badges by using CURSORBADGE command in AutoCAD 2015, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ReCap Pro: Registration - import formatted point cloud data by selecting individual files, folder location or by dragging/dropping files into Recap UI, register setup views, check registration of any two scans for accurate alignment before indexing scans, Dan Chapek, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, June 17, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

A 360 Spin Around Fusion Animations - successor of Inventor Publisher, Fusion 360 offers simple, intuitive process for creating new publication, storyboard, but lacks trails to show origin of components, fails to generate drawing views or label balloons, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, June 18, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Track End of Part Change in Part Document - check DocumentEvents.OnChange event to understand movement of 'end of part' symbol in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Guidelines for Files to Upload - check guidelines related to 'part and assembly' models or assembly models before ensuring proper functioning of Inventor models in Configurator 360, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Power of Formula Driven Geometry: Singularity - achieve initial singularity by using formulas or external referrer like dynamo for referencing in Revit, Mehmet Polat Diker, Red Hot BIM, Jun 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Calendar - generate D-GEN calendar by adding data entry parameters, apply zellerHdayFirst, cntDAYSlast parameters to assign days in Revit, Mehmet Polat Diker, Red Hot BIM, May 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Viewpoint: Lighting School with Mac App Illuminando, Pt 1 - basics of light, Marcello Brocato, Architosh, June 17, 2014 (more Mac articles)

Viewpoint: Lighting School with Mac App Illuminando, Pt 2 - building room, starting lighting calculations, preparing report, Marcello Brocato, Architosh, June 17, 2014 (more Mac articles)

PTC is Betting on a Smart Connected World - strategic overview explains Thingworx acquisition, CEO James Heppelmann outlines capabilities of smart connected products, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, June 17, 2014 (more PTC articles)

PTC Immerses Its Users in the Internet of Things - CEO James Heppelmann explained 4 capabilities becoming possible in Internet of Things: monitor, control, optimize, automate product, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 17, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Creo 3.0 Announced at PTC Live Global - Unite technology enables CAD data to be used directly in Creo apps, new concept design tools in Creo 3.0: align freestyle, greater scalability, more powerful, easier to use 3D direct modeling app, Creo design exploration extension, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, June 17, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Making Multibody STLs for 3D Printing - working with single part having letters placed inside block, using save bodies command, saving out STL files, processing for 3D printing, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Systems Reveals Strategies for the Second Half of 2014 - more acquisitions, expansion, plans to open world's first digital bakery in LA, to introduce fab-grade, larger, faster direct metals printer at Euromold 2014, 3ders.org, June 17, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

DrawCompare - Your New Best Friend - click on DrawCompare browse buttons to open older, newer revision drawing files, hit compare drawings button to compare both drawings in SOLIDWORKS, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Make Your Electrical Design More Intelligent - verify project by viewing automatic, online design rules check, form intelligent schematic to generate automatic output reports, measure cable length automatically in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 4: FloXpress - perform FloXpress analysis to determine flow of fluids through model, close opening of cavity from which fluid flows with lids before forming pressure to calculate flow velocity, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Announcements from PTC Live Global - Creo 3.0 will deliver multi-CAD data handling capabilities, ThingWorx 5.0 will enable flexible deployment options, PDDnet, June 16, 2014 (more PTC articles)

Capacitive Pressure Sensor - modeling electromechanics in COMSOL Multiphysics, Amelia Halliday, COMSOL Blog, June 16, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Solid Edge Crossword, Pt 1 - learning features, file types, geometric relationships, commands while guessing widely used terms in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials

Getting Over the Implementation Bubble - impart training to staff regarding BIM design process, access need for change before implementing BIM to existing work, check BIM adaptability along with CAD, define management team's long-term roles, David Butts, AUGI Library, June 16, 2014 (more AEC articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Lights, Lamps & IES - basic light parameters settings offers simple interface that offers access to 'floor plan and 3D representation,' caustics, noise, lens flares effects, check IES light source that allows downloading photometric details, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Maintain a Healthy Project - manually save project often to prevent possible file corruption as introduced by AutoSave, avoid using drawing recovery option inside AutoCAD Plant 3D to avoid errors resulting in unusual part behavior, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Workflow: Data Integration - integrate data to share specific version of model coordinated in BIM 360 Glue with field projects, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 9, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Add 2D PDF Sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF Reader - prepare quantity takeoff with PDF as data source, integrate PDF sheets into project browser that allows browsing page thumbnails, jump to pages to prepare sheets in Navisworks, Thomas Schwaiger, Beyond Design, Jun 16, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Customize the Data Standard Template Path in Vault - configure different template path for new standard file dialog, add binding property 'TemplatePath' to view model in Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Region Properties for Section View - create sketch on section view, project curves from view into region in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Match Wheel Zoom Between AutoCAD and Inventor - open application options dialog box, pick display tab to set reverse direction as zoom behavior in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, June 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hidden Modifications and Customizations in Revit - select elevation tag to pick new tag, choose elevation mark from graphics parameter, load custom elevation tag in Revit library to avail elevation mark before assigning to tag, Matt Johnson, Hagerman & Company Blog, Jun 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Parse Element ID for Quick Deletion of Identical Instances in the Same Place Errors - export error report, open HTML file in Excel, select columns A, B, C before switching to XLS template to fill up table in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

HP's New Large-Format PageWide InkJet Printer Not Due Until Late 2015 - HP uses eight 5" printhead modules to print on paper up to 40" wide, more usage of ink cartridges will lock customers to HP's ink prison, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 17, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

HP Aims to Make Wide-Format Printing Cheaper, More Colorful - HP Designjet T3500 eMFP, T7200 production printer can print large documents, produce high volumes of CAD drawings, company plans to overtake LED printers with its inkjet-based PageWide technology, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 16, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Where New-Wave Manufacturing is Headed - Q&A with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about value of industrial 3D printing, startups in manufacturing, crowdfunding, Don Clark, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing - parameters for higher power selective laser melting machines can be selected by using simple, computational simulations to explore process parameter space, Phys.org, June 16, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

RAPID 2014 Comes of Age in Detroit - presentations were focused on role that advanced manufacturing have to play in boosting profile of manufacturing in America, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 13, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Looking Inside - A SOLIDWORKS Composer Tip - set viewpoint correctly so that it easily captures view, select casing geometry, reduce opacity in property pane, switch model into custom render mode to make internal parts more prominent in SOLIDWORKS, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 3 - SimulationXpress - avail wizard to browse complete process of setting preferences, adding fixtures, applying loads, viewing results, creating reports, display stress, displacement, deformation or factor of safety results once study gets compiled, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM Error - No Database is Connected to This View Adobe Reader - disable protected mode or revert to older version of Adobe Reader to resolve PDF error, deselect 'enable protected mode at startup' in preferences tab in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Adding Useful Keyboard Shortcuts to SOLIDWORKS - tips to assign keyboard shortcut to commands to speed up SOLIDWORKS productivity, Solid Apps Blog, June 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Football Special - presents virtual free kick training using SOLIDWORKS motion setup, YouTube, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CAD/PDM Software Evaluation: Solid Edge/Teamcenter Rapid Start - document management in Teamcenter Rapid Start is set up, controlled in methodical manner, but system documentation, online training is lacking, server license is available for $2,000, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 13, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, Teamcenter articles)

A Review - Able to Extract PDF Converter - converts PDFs into editable formats easily, except PDFs created as raster images, has logically laid out icons, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, June 13, 2014 (more PDF articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Better Building Materials & Collisions - employ building materials functionality to add IDs, descriptions, manufacturer names to building materials, include physical properties such as embodied energy or carbon, set as participant in collision detection, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 16, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

How to Deal with Graphic Card Issue - type GRAPHICSCONFIG to turn off graphic acceleration, keep hardware acceleration on while switching off some visual effect options in AutoCAD 2015, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dimension Style Basics - create default text style, click on annotation panel, go to dimension style editor to change text to text style, draw lines, symbols, arrows, adjust fit, primary units, alternate units, tolerances in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, June 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Advanced Dimensioning - visit primary units section to change dimension precision, convert km from mm by adding km as suffix before changing scaling to 0.000001 in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, June 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Parameter Dependency in iLogic Form - create multi-value parameters to store WidthValues, DepthValues, HeightValues, position parameters on form before creating rule in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

I Love Me a Parametric Bridge - setting out geometry for pedestrian bridge in Dynamo, Zach Kron, Dynamo, June 6, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Linked Files Not Included When Exporting to NWC File Format - export each file from Revit individually before recompiling them in Navisworks, create linked DWG files that Navisworks support, or bind links in main Revit file, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Navisworks articles)

3D Printed Metal Parts in Mass Production - ability to get metal parts without involving machinist, CNC machines sounds exciting but factors like density, strength, voids, cost need to be considered, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 15, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Customizing 3D Printed Parts: Name Plates - modifying parametric models without using CAD program, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, June 13, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

It's All Gone Dark - adjust final render quality to 'better,' tick custom render settings to manually set number of reflections, refractions in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Sketch Pictures - employ sketch picture tool to form image, adjust picture coordinates, set transparency options in property manager, click ok to insert picture in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Equally Spacing a Linear Pattern Using Equations - create pattern with appropriate selections for each direction, set initial value for instances, spacing parameters, define equation for each direction after forming pattern feature in SOLIDWORKS, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, June 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Choosing a PDM System - SOLIDWORKS EPDM offers windows explorer integration, creates configurable workflows, allows reuse of existing designs, while Workgroup PDM comes along with premium, professional licenses requiring vault system to manage revisions, Gordon Pursel, DDICAD News, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Sheet Metal - Simple Hole - activate hole tool, select location in graphic area, pick origination of hole by choosing sketch plane in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Sheet Metal - AutoRelief - activate edge-flange tool, select edge to flange, set length of edge flange, click edit flange profile before setting dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Sheet Metal - Trim Side Bend - select flange in graphic area, set offset flange position before setting offset distance in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Capturing Expert Knowledge in Design Coordination to Train Novice Designers - average time spent per clash reduces significantly when decision support is available, Fernanda Leite, AECbytes, June 12, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Select the Appropriate GPU for Your CAD Workflow and Your Budget, Pt 1 - factors deciding reliability of GPU: ISV certification, qualification, testing, long-term support, also evaluate price, performance, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, June 12, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

ESI's Q1 Down Year/Year, Partly Due to Planned Change in Services - total revenue for FQ1 was down 7% y/y, license revenue was up 2% in constant currencies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 12, 2014 (more CFD articles)

The ANSYS Workbench and the Future of Simulation - Workbench uses drag-and-drop project schematic to link simulation processes, CAD, project updates, optimization tools, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 11, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Pushing Synchronous as a CAD Admin - CAD admin Melissa Schultz identified set of facts, myths prevalent among users, established new Solid Edge Synchronous best practices, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 12, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Surface Materials - visit BIMComponents online portal to import surfaces into surface material dialog made by ArchiCAD users, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 12, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD: Layer Locking Fade LAYLOCKFADECTL - apply command to control fade for locked layers, set fade values to adjust fading percentage of object in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Iterating AutoCAD System Variables Using .NET, Pt 2 - understanding c# code that employs updated ESV, ESV2 commands to create correspondingly named .txt files rather than printing results to command line, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Inventor 2015: Relax Your Sketch Constraints - stretch/move constrained geometry to edit dimensions/constraints dynamically, turn on relax mode or employ F11 key to enable/disable feature in Inventor, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Let's Play Tetris in Vault - extract xaml file in folder, copy dll's to Vault client installation directory before restarting Vault client, select file to open new tab with game, coolOrange Blog, June 13, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Change Row Order of Item in a BOM - Vault 2015 Example - employ RevId of item, lock item before editing id of items in Vault, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, June 12, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting Started with InfraWorks 2015, Pt 4: Adding a Road - click 'create icon' on InfraWorks core toolbar followed by roads icon, pick road style from 'select draw style asset card' pop-up, snap points along existing road to assign elevation from terrain, Eric Chappell's Blog, June 12, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Started with InfraWorks 2015, Pt 5: Sharing with the World - visit scenario palette, click on green plus sign to create new scenario, adjust extent of scenario, settings as scenario editor asset card opens before publishing model to InfraWorks 360, Eric Chappell's Blog, June 12, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD's Wait for it UI Should Be Scrapped Soon - rotate point labels to avoid overlapping, pick point object, label handle grip before selecting rotate option, choose edit points from context menu to initiate point editor spreadsheet in Civil 3D, John Evans, Design and Motion, June 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit Quick Tip - apply location parameter to allow Revit assign architectural room's name, number through linked file connection, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

So You Want to Upgrade to Revit Structure 2015 - check service packs before upgrading to latest release, ensure availability of add-ons 2015 version before including in deployments, verify analytical software compatibility, gain proper training to take full advantage of new Revit features, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, June 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

Improvements to Dynamo's View Manipulation - tips to switch between geometry, node views, Ben Goh, Dynamo, June 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials

Ultimate Benchtop CNC Mini Mill, Pt 7: Spindle, Drawbar, and Toolchanger - selecting taper to support, Cartridge Spindles vs Dedicated Spindles, considering 4 functions of toolchanger carousel, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 11, 2014 (more CAM articles)

What's the Difference Between CADCAM Wizards and the Feeds and Speeds Calculator? - traditional feeds/speeds calculator is very flexible, but also very low level, while CADCAM Wizard makes tasks much easy, provides scientific answer to issues, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 12, 2014 (more CAM articles)

HP Plans to Displace LED Printers with PageWide - PageWide large-format printer promises higher speed, color than current LED printer, will be available in late 2015, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 11, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Summary Notes from HP's Large-Format Printer Launch Event - new PageWide inkjet printers are 2x faster than LED printers, printheads are 5"-wide interchangeable modules; new T3500 and T7200 Printers have self-encrypted hard drive, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 11, 2014 (more large format printer articles)

Leave Your Watermark on SOLIDWORKS Drawings - open drawing template, add watermark property, edit sheet format to add note linked to current document property, apply formatting, display note behind text before saving template, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 2: DFMXpress - launch DFMXpress to validate design for manufacturability of parts, performs mill/drill, turn with mill drill, sheet metal, injection modeling functions in SOLIDWORKS, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Where Did My SOLIDWORKS Error Messages Go? - visit system options, check boxes to allow message dialogs reappear in SOLIDWORKS, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Decoding SOLIDWORKS Patterns - pattern tools for sketching, features, parts within assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS vs Solid Edge: How Well They Import Legacy Data from AutoCAD, Pt 1 - importing DWG in Solid Edge, converting 2D to 3D with revolve, extrude tools, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, SOLIDWORKS articles)

SOLIDWORKS vs Solid Edge: How Well They Import Legacy Data from AutoCAD, Pt 2 - importing DWG in SOLIDWORKS, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, SOLIDWORKS articles)

Review: Delcam PowerMill 2014 - improved user experience, dynamic tool control, Vortex machining, updated creation of composite curves, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 11, 2014 (more PowerMill reviews)

CAD Manager Tips: Common Workplace Complaints - and Their Solutions - of a CAD Draftsman - comfort, need of faster PC/laptop, productivity gains, stability of software, sources to build knowledge, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, June 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Drawing Reverts to Metric Units When Opened in AutoCAD - invoke -DWGUNITS command from command line, enter values 2, 2, 4 followed by yes for both scaling objects from other drawings, match INSUNITS to drawing units, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD units tutorials)

Solids Used in a Block are Not Able to be Displayed with Transparency in AutoCAD - right-click on block, select block editor, objects making up block, set transparency settings to 'ByLayer' before saving block, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

Selection Tree Window - displays variety of hierarchical views of model structure, model hierarchy is structured to display category, family, type, instance below each level in Revit or Navisworks, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 9, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, Revit tutorials)

Revit Integration - Loaded with Load Improvements - Vault 2015 allows loading model, detail, attached detail groups directly from Vault into current project, offers single-click family type loading facility, new 'load and place' command to load family in Revit, Allan O'Leary, Under the Hood, June 11, 2014 (more Revit articles, Autodesk Vault articles)

Room Editor Live and Unofficial Custom Ribbon Button - employ .NET UI automation library to add non-API custom button to any ribbon tab in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Getting Started with InfraWorks 2015, Pt 1: Building the Existing Terrain - open map viewer to download terrain data, select data theme, provide email details at checkout page, open data in InfraWorks to create project, Eric Chappell's Blog, June 11, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Started with InfraWorks 2015, Pt 3: Setting the Model Extent - open InfraWorks model settings, uncheck 'use entire model' box that enables BBox/polygon menu, set model extent so that project performs well in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, June 11, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Started with InfraWorks 2015, Pt 2: Draping Imagery - unzip terrain data files before dropping them into InfraWorks, open configuration dialog to apply image settings, include image name in data sources window before storing their path in connection string property, Eric Chappell's Blog, June 11, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Project Kickoff Questionnaire - prepare list of questions that may include issues related to CAD tools, workflow of projects, IT, training or coordination before project starts to rule out confusions, ensure smooth work progress, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 11, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Project Kickoff Meeting: Your Secret Weapon for Success - conduct meeting before project begins to establish ground rules, project responsibilities, decide on CAD deliverables, CAD tools or methods, timeline of deliverables to minimize managerial challenges, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 11, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

RAPID 2014: New Developments in 3D Printing and Scanning - 21st RAPID conference hints new emerging class of hybrid 3D printers like DMG Mori, Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, MC Machinery systems, Optomec that employs both additive manufacturing, subtractive methods, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 11, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Printeer, First 3D Printer Targeted at Kids, Launches on Kickstarter - 3D printer comes with iPad app that allows simple touch controls to design shapes for printing, works with PLA plastic filament, with removable print bed, auto bed leveling, wireless access, base price starts at $549, 3ders.org, June 11, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Take the First Steps to Automation - understanding steps of re-creating SelCount macro in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 11, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

First Steps to Automation, Pt 2 - discusses oSel variable that stores object of type SelectSet, check code to access objects, store values in variables in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 11, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Relating to Sketch Relations - discusses offset entities, on edge, double distance, coradial, pierce relations that are effective for performing multiple jobs in SOLIDWORKS, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, June 11, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 1: DriveWorksXpress - ideal for handling repetitive design tasks, it is also used to create multiple variations of parts, assemblies, drawings quickly, accurately in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 11, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Two Sneaky Drawings Problems - tips to fix external reference issue when deleted drawings are referenced in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Surface Tension - SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge Battle - veteran SOLIDWORKS user evaluates, compares Solid Edge ST6 surfacing functionality, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, June 11, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, SOLIDWORKS articles)

Review: Edgecam 2014 - 'Edgecam Workflow' introduces environment to automate routine tasks, helps user quickly import geometry, define correct datum, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 10, 2014 (more Edgecam reviews)

DIY CNC Machining from Scratch - CAM/CNC 101 - learning about controllers, software, calibration/tuning, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, June 10, 2014 (more CAM articles)

FormLabs Update 3D Printer + Euro Servicing - Form1+ printer has upgraded laser optics, galvanometer, improved speed, redesigned resin tray, more reliable peel mechanism, DEVELOP 3D, June 10, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

FEA Exercise: How to Analyze a Simple Dynamic Load - designing container from steel for encasing low-level radioactive waste, modeling geometry, strike duration, material properties, Fred Jensen, Machine Design, June 10, 2014 (more FEA articles)

The Future of Geometric Kernels: C3D Labs' Technical Briefings for COFES Participants - ASCON CEO Oleg Zykov presented long term vision of C3D Labs, participants talked about transformation of business models in field of CAD, its impact on component developers, ASCON, May 27, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Using Bluebeam Page Label Tool - turn on thumbnails tool to check order of pages, open page labels tool to set page region, range, click on 'create bookmarks tool' to create bookmarks in Bluebeam, Jarod Schultz, June 10, 2014 (more AEC articlesPDF articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - The Change Manager - comes with floating palette that shows all changes, select element that is being changed to display in change manager list, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 11, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

SketchUp Training Series Videos - tips to position view, set inference locking, add dimensions, rotate objects, application of rectangle, mirror tool, protractor, colors/textures in SketchUp, Sanjay Gangal, AECCafe Blogs, May 16, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

How to Remove the Annoying Cursor Badges in AutoCAD 2015 - install service pack, change value of CURSORBADGE system variable from 2 to 1 to disable badges, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, June 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Electrical Tutorial - Inserting New Wires at an Angle - visit wire tool dropdown located on schematics tab to access angled wiring drafting commands, determine length of angled segment of wire before starting flat extension, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, June 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Importing Layer Filters - obtain layers that are to be cloned, check if destination database contains layer filter with similar name before importing filters in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Using Autoloader to Setup Contextual Ribbon Tab - create contextual tab selector rule, form custom dll to determine if contextual tab is to be displayed, modify PackageContents.xml in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Iterating AutoCAD System Variables Using .NET, Pt 1 - implement ESV, ESV2 commands that employ 2 mechanisms for obtaining list of AutoCAD system variables, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk ReCap: Explained - Recap point cloud engine acts as programmatic driver for all point cloud tools, serves as 'in-product' point cloud viewer, enhanced Pro version refines UI, ReCap360 adds cloud service capabilities to point cloud data, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, June 10, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Civil 3D British English - remove any other localizations of version, visit subscription page, select 'access your subscription benefits' link before opening product download page, set language to British English before proceeding for downloading Civil 3D, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, June 10, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

iLogic Form - Immediate Model Updates - ensure if iLogic rules are set to run automatically, insert update statement at end of rule, apply iLogic event trigger to identify Inventor rules that should run in global basis, Luke Davenport, CADline, June 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - TitleBlock Project Data From Excel - set iLogic rule that allows user to browse for spreadsheet, reads in data before matching field name to title block field in Inventor, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, June 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

ST7: Material Table - ST7 enhancements provide multiple library support, improved UI, grouping/categorization, custom material property support, import/export of materials using Excel format, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 10, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Bent and Flat Part in an Assembly - tips to create bent, flat version of same sheet metal part without creating multiple versions of same part in Solid Edge, YouTube, June 9, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Combining Helixes, Surfaces and Sweeps - create sphere, form helix that cuts through body, employ sketch tool intersection curve in combination with 3D sketch to create 3D sketched path, generate profiles for swept cut groove in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, June 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Copy Settings Wizard: Easy as 1, 2, 3 - visit task pane to access wizard, select among save setting or restore setting options, browse desired save location before hitting finish to save settings in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References - select faces, assign mate, alignment types, hover cursor over faces in 'references to capture' to avail specific mates quickly in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Copying Sheets from One Drawing to Another - activate copy-from drawing, visit drawing tree to select drawing sheet to be copied, activate copy-to drawing to add copied sheet in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM - Could Not Access the Item in the Database - check local log file to determine cause of error, verify if error entries indicate that SQL login failed, open archive server configuration tool to check SOLIDWORKS EPDM issues, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS - Remote Mass - Ronit Mukherjee of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 10, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Modern Family: The New Relationship Between CAD Technician and Engineer - understanding typical engineering equation, CAD technician, engineer use laptop, iPhone, iPad, cloud, BIM technologies, central 3D model for design information, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2014 (more CAD development articles, cloud articles)

Computing Total Normal Flux on a Planar Surface - tips to compute total normal flux through cross-section plane, planar surface in COMSOL Multiphysics, check current density variation computing geometric boundary, cut plane, surface integral, Supratik Datta, COMSOL Blog, June 9, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Aerodynamic Optimization with Pointwise and FRIENDSHIP-Framework - role of design variables, optimization algorithm for creation of geometry, application of Gnuplot to generate plots from OpenFOAM results, Glyph scripts to form high quality meshes, John Chawner, Another Fine Mesh, June 9, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Is BIM Increasing Your ROI? Here are 4 Ways to Help You Find Out - compare similar projects, drafting vs design hours, phase efforts, go to source, focus on specific aspects of BIM workflows, eliminating unnecessary information, Kate Morrical, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Growth of BIM for Construction - Viewpoint for Project Collaboration improves communication through BIM collaboration tools, Viewpoint BIM Manager enhances interaction with 3D models, Constructech, June 10, 2014 (more AEC articles)

InfraWorks Magic: Object Data 101, Pt 1 - connect tabular object data in Civil 3D, employ data table or AutoCAD properties to view tabular data, visit data source configuration dialog box to assign necessary data to available fields, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, June 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Reinitiating the Secondary Installer for AutoCAD - manually reset AutoCAD to defaults by deleting 2 hidden folders, registry path, launch AutoCAD to rebuild its setting files, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using Data Standard with the Vault Client - open CAD-BOM preview pane to display BOM details for selected file, datasheet preview pane displays standard file properties determined by administrator, set data standard template before creating files, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 29, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Zero Length Lines in Revit are Possible - place 2 initial adaptive components appropriately to obtain series of components of different lengths, avoid using zero length lines in traditional families in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, June 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sync Field Equipment Properties with Revit Models - upload Revit model to Glue along with BIM 360 add-in to allow field administrator add equipment properties, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Graebert's CAD Software First to Run on Four OSes - Q&A with CEO Wilfred Graebert about choosing Android, RAM issues of Android tablets, price speculation by author, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 10, 2014 (more MCAD articles, ARES articles)

Graebert Ports Its CAD Solution to All Mobile Platforms - Android was selected because it has largest market share, tablets are expected to dominate desktop/laptop sales over next year, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, June 9, 2014 (more MCAD articles, ARES articles)

Clean Up Your Act: 3D Printing Post Processing Equipment - Quill Vogue wash station helps clean parts faster, process ensures that every support materials gets removed from prints, Ruwac NA35 immersion separator vacuum collects explosives, guaranteeing explosion-proof work environment, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, June 9, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Exploring a New World of 3D Printed Product Realism with Flexible Color Digital Materials - Stratasys introduces extended range of flexible, rigid material options for Objet500 Connex3 color printer, comes with 6 flexible material palettes, 200 vibrant color shades, allows 3D printing rubber-like materials, Galit Beck, Stratasys Blog, June 9, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Using the SOLIDWORKS' Convert View to Sketch Command - right click on view to select 'convert view to sketch' command, consider 3 available options to replace view with 2D geometry or block, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, June 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Incoming Inspection Documents - create part, employ model items tool to set dimensions, form inspection document that identifies dimensions that are critical to part in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, June 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SOLIDWORKS Using Move-Copy Bodies - launch move/copy command from insert, features menu, specify distances, angles relative to current position or apply part-level mates in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Helical Spring Sweep Along a Path  - Toby Schnaars, YouTube, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Smart Part Numbering with SOLIDWORKS EPDM  - reviews EPDM serial numbering, application of lists with alias, defining default values, control logic, Stephan Hess, YouTube, June 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

The Best Table in the House - table command to create user-defined table with formatting options in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 9, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

cfg My Way - How to Configure Your Own Build - don't edit any of delivered cfg files in MicroStation, start with blank cfg file in the config>appl directory, use custom cfg file to point to my 'site level' cfg files, Sean Bear Forward, Bentley Peer Blogs, June 3, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

3DP Unlimited's Large Format X1000 3D Printer Lets You Print Bigger - printer has build volume of 1m x 1m x 0.5m, can print objects with layer resolution down to 70 microns, available in 2 versions, price starts from $16K, 3ders.org, June 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Making BIM the Best Tool for Design - advanced BIM tools offer speed, iteration, designing in multiple dimensions, resolution, beauty, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 30, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Improving Your Golf Swing with a Multibody Analysis - arm-club (two-link) vs shoulder-arm-club (three-link) swing model, considering golf swing mechanics, applied, effective torques using COMSOL Multiphysics, Pawan Soami, COMSOL Blog, June 6, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

SIMULIA SCC Highlights Simulation in an Enterprise Context - v 6.14 has new creep models, integrated composite crush solution for crumpling, parallelization of discrete element method solver, improved hyperelastic performance, anisotropic materials support for Eulerian Lagrangian CEL, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, June 6, 2014 (more Abaqus articles, FEA articles)

Thumbs Up for Previews in AutoCAD - open thumbnail preview settings dialog box to save thumbnail preview image, define current view of drawing, control updation of thumbnails for views, layouts, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Reset AutoCAD to Defaults - click on reset utility, select options to backup settings first, log in to specific user to reset in different account, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Isolines for Easy Surface Creation and Editing in AutoCAD - extract isolines from surface to create curved drawing surfaces in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Modifying an Off-Page Connector Block - open P&ID DWG settings, select non engineering items, off page connector to edit specific AutoCAD block in project configuration, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

How to Modify the Tag Size in AutoCAD P&ID - change scale X, Y, Z properties for single tag drawing, edit tag size of specific annotation style in whole project, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Pressure Pipes Don't Have Inner Diameter - open pressure network catalog in content catalog editor, select pipes to add property for inner diameter in Civil 3D, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, June 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015 Content - select Autodesk Revit content libraries for relevant release, click add/remove features to select content to add, remove all contents before attempting to reinstall them, Jarod Schultz, June 6, 2014(more Revit tutorials)

Enhancing a Hidden Line View - select cast shadows, show ambient shadows options in graphic display dialog, visit lighting section to adjust intensity of shadows with shadows slider in Revit, James Philip, CADline, June 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Lock Down a Family - avoid altering type parameters as they affect borrower status of family's workset in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

By the Revit Users, for the Revit Users, Pt 1 - RTC Australasia 2014 drew 350 delegates, all 3 RTC events this year are expected to attract 1,200 attendees, has Revit focus but seeks to attract everything related to BIM ecosystem, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 5, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Persistent IDs vs Persistable IDs - both are same except that persistable IDs have extra character in front of them, former is available at web service layer in KnowledgeVaultService while latter are in VDF layer in Connection.PersistableIdManager in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, June 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault 2015 Visualization Previews - open document previewer options to check boxes as default viewer for noted file types, hit ok to apply on options menu in Vault, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, June 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How Stuff FeatureWorks, Pt 2 - select interactive recognition mode to recognize few/all features, employ chain fillet faces to select fillet surfaces, click recognize button to remove all fillets before creating fillet feature in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Replacing Components in Assemblies - right click on component to be replaced in tree, select replace-components command to browse for component that will replace it in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Communicating Designs Quickly and Effectively - eDrawings flattens entire assembly files to individual files, allows full interaction with 3D designs, 2D drawings, simulation results, employ 3D PDF to open SOLIDWORKS document with standard pdf viewer, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Styles for Consistent Visual Output - YouTube, June 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Comparing Revit 2015 with ArchiCAD 18 Update - Revit 2015 released new sketchy line, IFC linking, parameter ordering, revision improvements, but lacked any 'killer' feature while ArchiCAD 18 came up with winning TeamWork, building materials, EcoDesigner, morph, shell features, Stefan Boeykens, CAD, BIM & 3D, June 5, 2014 (more Revit articles, ArchiCAD articles)

ST7: Built for Speed - ability to change background quickly, easier multiple sketch relations, specify edge breaks/chamfers for sharp edges in hole, automatic coordinate dimensions on drawing, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 5, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Plastics for 3D Printing Get Better and Cheaper and Greener Every Day - super-cheap filament from Monoprice Inc. is available in many colors, igus inc. offers tribo-filament suitable for motion-control applications, Purdue University students have developed Filasoy to replace petroleum-based plastic with low-energy, low-temperature filament, Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, June 5, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Model Residual Stresses Using COMSOL Multiphysics - consider slender beam under pure bending, computing residual stresses, importance in sheet metal forming process, Fabio Bocchi, COMSOL Blog, June 5, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Estimating Cycle Times with Machine Acceleration: New G-Wizard Editor Feature - set acceleration for machine on machine profile, load up a g-code program, see effect of acceleration in info tab, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, June 5, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Q&A with Glen Matthews - AMD's Senior Manager talks about FirePro W9100 workstation graphics card, design, performance goals, 4K computer graphics, CPU, June 1, 2014 (more graphics cards articles)

3DCIC 2014 Sound Bites and Snippets - subtractive manufacturing will be as important as additive manufacturing, model-based engineering is quickly becoming competitive advantage, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 4, 2014 (more CAD show articles)

Create Your Own Office Connector Document Type - add required properties, create Office document references, create new document type, PR item using Microsoft Word, Aras Innovator Technology, June 5, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Dude, Where's My AutoCAD Attribute? - ATTSYNC command to force block instance updates with change in block definition attributes in AutoCAD, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, June 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD blocks tutorials)

Autodesk Design Review Installer Fails to Complete - install Akamai NetSession client, proceed to design review download page, run installer to allow additional files, modules install automatically, run ADR 2013 to open, view 3D DWFx files, Dennis Collin, CADline, June 5, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

InfraWorks - Subsea Terrain and Water - create terrain model in Civil 3D, import terrain data in InfraWorks, export water contour to sdf, import water contour in InfraWorks as water area before applying standard water style, Peter Ingels, BIM Toolbox, June 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Prepare Model Before Upload - select Inventor part with few exposed renamed/created parameters, Configurator 360 reads parameters, shows parameters dialog box to verify important parameters for part, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Displaying a DWG Including GPS Position on a Mobile Phone or Tablet - turn on GPS service on phone/tablet, enable location display, set 'my location' to display current location in AutoCAD DWG drawing with blue point, CADforum, June 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Revit MEP - Copy to Clipboard and Paste Aligned - employ edit work plane tool to host elevation to original ceiling, apply pick new tool to select ceiling as new host in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, June 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Autodesk Revit - Show Hidden Lines - visit properties palette to locate 'show hidden lines,' display all hidden lines as per as hidden lines subcategory, control hidden lines based on discipline parameter for view, Yasmin Talbot, Adris Blog, June 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Digitizing Landscape Architecture: Revit for Landscape Architects - Q&A with landscape architect Lauren Schmidt about architecture experience, work, choice of Revit over AutoCAD or SketchUp, collaboration advantages of Revit, Jason Packenham, Land 8, June 5, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Vault Pro 2015 Revise/Change Category - Vault Pro 2015 has removed change category, revise buttons to limit clutter of UI, customize UI to add them manually in Vault, Chris Turner, CADline, June 5, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

The Power of Shell - PowerShell Command-Lets for Vault - read file properties, perform AddFile to include files to Vault, locate files, update UDP's, category, state, revision, work with file associations, coolOrange Blog, June 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Routing Harnesses in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - create single-line diagram, add items to new harness inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics, route harness in SOLIDWORKS, flatten harness to produce manufacturing drawing, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Probing Tip - double-click probe tags to access multiple parameters, plot values for more than one parameter at a time, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Sensors - create solid shape in part model, add sensor, select mass properties option, enter in alert type, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Linking Files in Enterprise PDM Using Paste as Reference - linking SolidWorks assembly, its document together inside of SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, June 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Run Window Options - understanding options that is available when selecting flow simulation in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, June 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Cutting Plane - tip to create cut view of actors in SOLIDWORKS composer, Tyler Young, YouTube, June 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

InRoads Geometry Stationing and Station Equations - viewing horizontal alignment stationing, YouTube, June 3, 2014 (more InRoads articles)

Dassault Systemes Eyes Indian Automobile Industry with ENOVIA - ENOVIA brand of solutions allow close collaboration across divisions, aligning expertise from all domains, share data, Business Standard, May 9, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Graebert Developing CAD Software for Android Tablets - codenamed Radon, professional 2D-3D CAD program natively reads, saves files in DWG, includes same APIs as ARES Commander, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 4, 2014 (more MCAD articles, ARES articles)

New Applications of 3D Printing will Emerge, $7B Market by 2025 - IDTechEx report says that many emerging applications will be commercialized, there will be huge potential of 3D printed electrical components, 3ders.org, June 3, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Manually Work with Entity Numbers in Selections - handling selections when changing geometry, selections in model M-file code, coordinate based selections using LiveLink for MATLAB functionality Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, June 4, 2014 (more MATLAB articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - IFC Upgrades - IFC data acts like normal ArchiCAD data as per as new scheme-driven IFC data management, export data as mapped, standard or custom data to IFC model in ArchiCAD, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 5, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Civil-izing BIM - relevance of BIM concept in relation to CAD, definition of BIM for civil, reasons for lack of proactive engagement on BIM by civil engineers, BIM integration advantages, John Rodriguez, BIM on the rocks, June 3, 2014 (more AEC articles, Civil 3D articles)

COBieStructure - introduces basic structure of COBie file, Bill East, YouTube, May 29, 2014 (more AEC articles, Civil 3D articles)

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - invoke TEXTALIGN command to align multiple text objects with text session points, comes with DISTRIBUTE, SET SPACING, CURRENT VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL options, new MTEXT dialog box allows easy adjustment of dimensions, Martin Phelps, CADline, June 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD Classic in 2015 - click on import from manage tab, open transfer tab in CUI editor to load AutoCAD 2014 configuration file in left pane, highlight, copy AutoCAD classic before pasting it into right pane, Procad Software Blog, June 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACA: ACA.dll File Location - check administrative rights before copying/renaming files in ACA folder, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Include Custom Attributes When You Export to a Spreadsheet - export AutoCAD Electrical project data into spreadsheet to update existing components, wire numbers with edits, select data category based on data to be exported, add custom attributes to spreadsheet, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, June 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Autodesk Screencast - visit add-ins ribbon tab to launch screencast from within AutoCAD, log into Autodesk account to avail dialog interface for recording, upload record to screencast website once recording completes, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 4, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Troubleshooting: Tall Section Views - check profile, area of issue, visibility of offset, ensure if alignment that holds profile has moved from under surface in Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, June 4, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk InfraWorks: Base Data for Projects - methods for obtaining online data that is used on projects within Autodesk InfraWorks, Nicholas Edwin, YouTube, June 4, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Enhanced Reinforcement and Analytical Model Control - reinforcement settings controls visibility of rebar in plan or section, fabric sheet placement allows reinforcing sections for concrete walls/floors/slab foundations, check 'elevation at top' parameter while setting structural foundations in Revit, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, June 4, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Want a Powerful New Way to Visualize Your Revit Models Based on Parameters? - open ColorByNumber in 3D view, switch to colors tab to create new color schema, apply colors to view in Revit display models, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotatable, Scalable, and Editable Landscape Boulder/Rock - adjust interior points of spline to modify shape of rock, avoid creating sharp corners while editing void sweep paths, locate proper medium between swept blend, void sweep to obtain irregular shape in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, June 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

CAD Manager Tips to Increase Your Team's Productivity and Efficiency - cloud collaboration tool like Autodesk 360 empowers teamwork, use Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive to store data online, Shaun Bryant, CADdigest.com, May 30, 2014 (more CAD management articles, cloud articles)

Peer-Driven CAD Management Solutions - become the go-to resource, be pleasant to work with, easy to talk to, make case by teaching, manage problem-solving process, bypass politics with optimization, Robert Green, Cadalyst, June 4, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Smarter Than Your Average Design Table - creating flywheel in SOLIDWORKS, adding conditional formatting to take care of center of gravity at center axis of rotation, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, June 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

DFMXpress. Have You Heard of It? - tool validates manufacturability of parts, identifies design areas that might cause problems during fabrication, reviews parts with mill, drill, turning, sheet metal, injection molding requirements in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Cosmetic Threads in Assembly Drawings - go to insert, model items, select view(s) to be inserted into cosmetic thread in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3D Drawing Views - select view, click 3D drawing view button, employ rotate, zoom commands to manipulate drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 4, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Review: Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation - light weight design with 15.6" display, full-size 80-key backlit keyboard, Intel Core i7-4702HQ quad-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M discrete graphics card with 2GB memory, impressive battery life, excellent system for base configuration price of $1,799, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

MicroStation Tip: Modify Dimension Text - using text toolbar or edit text tool, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, June 3, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Myth Busting 5 Common Misconceptions About 3D Printers - buying 3D printer is expensive, requires extensive employee training, resolution attributes translate directly to accuracy, can only print a few different types of materials, Liz Brach, SolidNotes, June 3, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Extending BIM to Infrastructure - issues of file size, openness need to be considered, good set of analysis tools are needed for intelligent city model to be really useful, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, June 3, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Understanding What Contributes to ArchiCAD File Size - proper BIM management avoids cluttering of model that leads to increase in file size, escape from adding unnecessary section, elevation markers that increases file size, check .PLN files, linked libraries for garbage files, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, June 3, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

BIM is Not So Real After All - estimating practical reality of BIM, resist following traditional practices where they conflict with good BIM practice, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, June 2, 2014 (more AEC articles)

3D Text in SketchUp: How to Create, Move, and Manipulate It - use M shortcut to move text, get specific size of 3D text, Designer Hacks, May 6, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

AutoCAD: How to Control Contextual Tab Display - launch options, visit selection tab followed by 'contextual tab states' under ribbon section, turn on/off contextual tab display feature in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Factory Design Suite - Using Connectors to Join Subassemblies - copy lift, pallet from system assets, edit them to create stackable versions, locate list in asset browser before opening part file to perform save as to custom assets location, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, June 3, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CAM articles)

14 Things You'll Be Shocked You Never Knew About Autodesk Navisworks - offers 2D support, creates quick quantification for building out resources, colors up model, loads BIM 360 Glue projects directly, exports item properties, renders files in cloud, forms cache files overnight, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, June 3, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Improve Performance and Speed of Civil 3D - invoke LAYOUTREGENCTL command to improve performance by controlling display list, set layout regen options before typing WHIPTHREAD to initiate command in Civil 3D, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, June 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

3ds Max Design Tips & Trick: Inventor Workflow - Import/Export Settings - go to suite workflows, export 3ds Max design as solid, uncheck 'create layers by material' option before running export directly from workflow setting in Inventor, Marion Landry, YouTube, June 3, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Revit Shortcuts for Old People - type KS or keyboard shortcuts to customize key-ins in Revit, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, June 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Implementation Secrets - 10 Best Revit Process Features - automatic sheet set management, tag coordination, automated floor planning tools, updation of model, sheet views, power of parametric dimensioning, independent, automated visibility controls in Revit, Daniel Hughes, Bradley BIM, June 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Machining Multiple Parts on 4-Axis Tombstone with CAMWorks for Solid Edge - creating NC programs for multiple setups of same part on 4-axis horizontal machining center, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 3, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, CAMWorks articles)

Switching from History to ST Modeling - case study from Solid Edge University 2014 describes master plan to transition designers from ordered to Synchronous Technology, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 3, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Templates - initiate EPDM template, fill template form to create standard, consistent project folder structure in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Making Plant Layout Spin Faster - Saving Assemblies as Parts - open assembly file, click on 'save as' followed by save as type to select part while assembly file is open, choose between exterior faces/components or all components options in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, June 3, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Linking Manufacturer's Components to Symbols - to insert symbols onto schematics in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, June 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Dealing with Local Only Files - discusses settings, scenarios related to local only files in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, June 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Luxion Unleash KeyShot 5 - online library to download new resources, share custom assets, ability to import, render NURBS geometry from 3D modeling apps, new fade animation feature, available for $995, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Jun 2, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

3DCIC 2014: Driving Product Development with Collaboration, Simulation, and Integration - collaboration is totally dependent on interoperability between disparate groups, processes, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, June 2, 2014 (more CAD show articles)

Take Wing - Advanced Manufacturing Research Center at Sheffield University used 3D printing to create, test prototype unmanned aerial vehicle airframe made of ABS plastic, DEVELOP 3D, May 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Revisions - employ tool to track model, drawing changes automatically, add new changes to revision history in layouts, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, June 3, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Speeds Rendering - simplified UI, new toolbar to access options, lights, cameras, quick setup button, progressive rendering engine, dynamic bucket splitting, render mask, color corrections facility, combines speed & sophistication, realistic lighting & textures, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2014 (more VRay reviews, 3ds max articles, rendering articles)

The New Stuff - AutoCAD 2015 replaced welcome screen with new tab, automatic text bullets, printable maps, improved graphics during, after object creation, model space viewport controls, multiline text/text editor, Autodesk Recap, realty capture, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Troubleshoot: AutoCAD Text Overlapped in Some Palettes - visit control panel to open Windows display settings, change size of text, other options in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

2015 Autodesk Application Manager: Overview - select updates in application manager, check arrow to avail more information about update, close program before applying update, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 2, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Wastewater Catchment Flow Estimates Using Civil 3D Parcels - generate expression, user defined data variables before creating parcel label to display data, set data variables for parcels, export table to Excel before adding check column to check parcel expression calculations, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, June 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Modify Layer Mapping for DWG/DXF Export - employ transfer project standards tool to share export setup between projects, export layer options to specify mapping of Revit elements with view-specific graphic overrides to CAD layers, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The Revision API and a Form on the Fly - employ GetParameterInformation method to convert parameter value to string representation in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Revit 2015 for Quick High Fidelity IFC to RVT Conversion, and Downgrading to Previous Revit Versions with Maximum Geometry Fidelity - select/create IFC template, set it on top of template list in options, link IFC file to project before locating cache version RVT file that Revit created, delete IfcExportAs project parameters, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, June 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Local Project into Vault - employ PLANTPROJECTTOVAULT command to set local or network project into Vault, set sever name, database prefix in Vault project setup window before clicking on start button, Brandon Anderson, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, June 2, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

The Vault Browser in Autodesk Inventor - update Vault browser in Inventor to reflect current state of files in Vault, update properties for active document, visit filter menu to filter files listed in Vault browser, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 29, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles, Inventor tutorials)

How to Use FEA for Thermal Analysis - considering 3 types of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation; 4 types of analysis solutions: linear, nonlinear, steady-state analysis, transient analysis, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, May 5, 2014 (more FEA articles)

CFD of Large Structures for Wastewater Treatment - simulating circular, non-circular, channel distribution chambers, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, June 2, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Simulation Drives Automobile Electronics - ANSYS, COMSOL Multiphysics, STAR-CCM+ offer battery simulation module, model electromechanical actuation, piezoelectric devices, capacitive sensing, resonant devices, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Rescale Puts Analysis Toolbox On The Cloud - 50 CAE, math apps are available on cloud, cloud stores results data, employs data management tools to help sort through it, charges $0.30/hr, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 2, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Give Up Making CFD Meshes - Converge is Better and Faster - uses adaptive mesh refinement to reduce size of elements in critical areas, solves combustion problems with CFD using mesh that refines itself on fly, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 1, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Solid Edge ST7 Addresses the User's Needs - 3D sketching tool simplifies ability to define paths for sweep operations, 'fixed length curve' functionality, ability to flatten deformation features, revamped measuring tools, John Pearson, Design Fusion, June 1, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST7 3D Sketch - Why It Isn't Exactly New? - add-ons like XpresRoute, Harness had 3D sketch tool with limited use, but ST7 3D sketch is new environment that creates '3D sketches' node in Pathfinder, each 3D sketch created becomes feature underneath it, Ken Grundey's Blog, May 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Creating Custom Shape Springs in Solid Edge - modeling garter spring, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 1, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Custom Shape Springs in Solid Edge, Pt 2 - creating hourglass, barrel, tablet springs, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, June 1, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Weldment Profile Orientation: Method to the Madness - employ right pane of sketch to set horizontal alignment of profile to sketch plane, vertical on positive direction of sketch plane, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - How to Create Users and Groups - log into Workgroup PDM Vault administration tool to create new user, modify existing user, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, June 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Could Not Get Files From Database - tips to handle error messages in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, June 2, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles

Is Cloud-Based CAD Ready for Prime Time? - benefits of server-based computing for CAD community: global collaboration with 24-hour productivity, security, more sensible allocation of computing resources for big-data applications, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, May 31, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

How to Get from 3D CAD to 3D Rendering - setting up animation, balancing level of photorealism with project timeframe/budget, Phil Szczepaniak, Machine Design, May 31, 2014 (more rendering articles)

Two Sheet Metal Wonders - Solid Edge ST7 has 'blank body' function that flattens stamped part, 'part to sheet metal' function starts with solid body, thin wall it, rip corners, add bends, flatten it, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Understanding Stabilization Methods - consider a time-dependent mass transfer problem, making stabilization settings visible, stabilization settings in transport of diluted species interface in COMSOL Multiphysics, Fabrice Schlegel, COMSOL Blog, May 30, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Dassault Systemes' Director Outlines SIMULIA 6.14 Updates - framework to model viscoelastic behavior, automated particle and fluids CEL for mesh refinement, ability to couple system level logical, physical control systems into Abaqus, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 29, 2014 (more Abaqus articles, FEA articles)

Exa's Q1 Falls Short - But for a Good Reason - revenue for Q1 was $13.8 million, up 10% y/y, license revenue was $11.7 million, up 9%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 29, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Rendering Just Took Another Step up the Quick and Easy Ladder - enhances UI, tools to speed up rendering, animation workflows, improves KeyShot cloud resources, instancing, fade animation, NURBS ray-tracing, sun & sky system for generating geographic lighting, pricing starts at $995, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, May 30, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

BIM in the Cloud - BIMcloud extends ArchiCAD BIM infrastructure via Internet to hosted ArchiCAD project servers, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

How to Setup Photo Matching in SketchUp - import match photo, adjust perspective lines, scale, Designer Hacks, May 27, 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Construction Managers Embrace 4D BIM for Safety - 4D BIM helps coordinate schedules, eliminate conflicts, confusion, improve training, enhance safety by design, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, May 28, 2014 (more AEC articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2015 - new version allows managing line groups, numbers easily, routing fixed-length piping in 3D model, specifies maximum/minimum cut length for each size of pipe in spec, creates BOM table for ortho view, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Vault Client and Vault Web Client Cannot Connect to Vault After .Net 4.5 was Installed - open Internet Information Services manager on Vault server, expand localhost to view, select application pools, change classic .Net AppPool, DefaultAppPool before running IISRESET on Vault server, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 31, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Acad.lsp and Civil3D 2014 - set new variable secureload to 1, invoke sysvldg command to check settings for variable, check if acad.lsp file location is listed in AutoCAD, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, May 31, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Start Up - invoke CUI command, expand civil workspace, expand ribbon, tags before selecting geolocation to set status of contextual display type property, Trevor Clayton, CADline, May 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Restore a Corrupt Inventor User Profile - log into problematic Windows user account to rebuild all necessary registry keys for specific version, else open regedit to reset all applications options, customization settings, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 28, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Automating Drawing Title Block Forms in Inventor - differentiates prompted entry vs iProperties, apply iLogic forms, coding to enhance drawing environment in Inventor, Mark Flayler, Design Engineering, June 1, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Insert Using Auto-Center to Center - employ auto-center to center if elements in imported/linked file are very far from file's origin in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Room Editor with Handlebars and Refresh - press save to automatically refresh browser display of model, add handlebars by copying package contents into packages subfolder or including main kanso.json file in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

RoomEditorApp Plurals and Free Educational Software - employ PluralString helper method to simplify message generation, logging code in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, June 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Missing Revit Templates And Content Libraries - separate installer that comes with Revit to select content while installing Building Design Suite 2015 offline, Greg Benson-Shettle, Adris Blog, May 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS EPDM - Default Values in Search Card - add default values by selecting background of complete search data card, open default values pull-down to pick variable, enter default value in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools - mold tools with relation to parting lines, shut-off, cores, design library features, top-down assemblies, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tips & Tricks - Creating a Design Study - steps to add material as variable for design study in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Software Evaluation: SOLIDWORKS & SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - overview, workflow in SOLIDWORKS EPDM 2014, comparison with Workgroup PDM 2014, pros, cons, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

HP Extends Z Workstation Family into Virtualization Realm - HP DL380z virtual workstation can easily integrate into existing data center infrastructure with no additional chassis hardware required, Cadalyst, May 29, 2014 (more HP workstation articles)

Lagoa Working on Cloud-Based MCAD Tool - Lagoa's new modeler is based on Siemens PLM Parasolid engine, offers 3 levels of subscription plans: maker, individual, enterprise, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 29, 2014 (more rendering articles, cloud articles)

KeyShot 5 Adds Direct NURBS Rendering, Cloud-Based Sharing, Fade Animation - improvement in high dynamic range imaging editor, fade animation applies changing levels of opacity to parts of model, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 29, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Autodesk's Growing Fascination with 3D Printing - Autodesk's 'Pier 9' workshop in San Francisco offers high-end and factory grade equipments for 3D printing, makes commitment with 3D Hubs to integrate API in its design products, Tom Sawyer, ENR.com, May 28, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, rapid prototyping articles)

Autodesk's Q1 a Study in Moving Parts - total Q1 revenue was up 4% y/y to $593 million, revenue from Americas was up 2% y/y, revenue from suites was $210 million, up 19% y/y, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 29, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Adding Elevation Drawing Views - create Inventor layout, AutoCAD plan view layout, form Inventor drawing with projected, section detail view, insert Inventor views listed in blocks in AutoCAD model before adding elevations to drawing, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Install Express Tools for AutoCAD 2015 - open control panel to uninstall/change AutoCAD 2015, update express tools, type MENULOAD command, select acetmain file to add express tools, Procad Software Blog, May 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Autodesk Structural Detailing Table - select style-reinforcement tables from styles dropdown located in ASD-reinforcement, settings tab, pick table, font, color, line table to be modified before changing text style in AutoCAD, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

150+ AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - printable version of AutoCAD shortcuts along with template for keyboard stickers is available from Autodesk website, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, May 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Civil 3D for Landscape Architects - import existing elevation data into Civil 3D to create interactive model, employ alignment, profile, assemblies or corridor tools to ease designing process, export surfaces to SketchUp, InfraWorks, Jason Packenham, Land 8, May 29, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Something New for Everyone - Inventor 2015 has new freeform editor, 2D sketch enhancements, frame member reuse commands, new hardware settings in application options, better direct edit functionality, John Evans, AUGI Library, May 29, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor Browser Names for Content Center Fasteners - create custom library, edit family tree entries by adding vendor's part number, set member display name, publish changes in content center before placing fasteners in assembly, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 29, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Spring Cleaning for Revit 2015 - open family, template audits, review all office standard family files created earlier, purge unwanted or suspicious files before migrating to Revit 2015, Glynnis Patterson, Ideate, May 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Hidden Detail Control - visit properties palette to apply new show hidden lines feature, adjust view range settings to allow Revit show hidden detail of objects outside this range, Autodesk Revit Structure, May 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Enable the Vault-Client Logging - open Connectivity.VaultPro.exe.config file in Vault client installation directory, set appropriate code to change config file, coolOrange Blog, May 30, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Fix Broken References with Autodesk Vault 2014 Reference Repair Utility - fix, repair broken references between files in Vault, Imran Bhutta, YouTube, May 29, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Steps to Make SketchUp Run Smoother - make faces either component or group, set face style to shaded under view option, timely purge unused components, Tony Gushanas, SketchUp Ur Space, Apr 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

Visualizer for SketchUp Can Generate Photorealistic Virtual Image with a Single Click - applies highly powerful PowerVR ray tracing software for generating photorealistic images in real-time, Rajib Dey, SketchUp Ur Space, Apr 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

Designing Video Surveillance Systems Using 3D Visualization - Axis Camera Extension for SketchUp helps designers evaluate how cameras fit into building, avoiding blind spots, layout Goran Sandberg, SketchUp Ur Space, Apr 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

Creating Hourglass Spring with Solid Edge ST - create curve, manipulate surfaces, application of bluesurf command, swept surface, steering wheel in synchronous mode in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, May 29, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Machining Multiple Setups with CAMWorks for Solid Edge - comes with speedy-fast feature recognition, tool path engine that allows machining multiple components at same time, orient tool paths, applies edit to operation to all components on table, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 29, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, CAMWorks articles

Adding Fasteners to Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS - insert holes with rolled sheets, apply centerlines to position points when used in cylinder, add single fastener in one hole before patterning it to make bolts tangent to outside face, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Multibodies: Only a Stone's Throw Away - employ multibodies in SOLIDWORKS as top down assembly method before saving bodies to improve performance of PC, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Stuff FeatureWorks? - avail FeatureWorks to recognize, add features to design tree that are fully editable, click on automatic recognition to step through model, analyze geometry, apply features to recreate solid part in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Assembly FeatureManager in SOLIDWORKS: Component Name vs File Name - click on component, open component properties box to view file name that is un-editable, component name will be editable if 'update component name' switch is cleared, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Get Started Designing a 3D Printable Robot in SOLIDWORKS with these Free Videos - basics to open new assembly, create new part, turn off shadows/reflections, set construction geometry, convert entities, editing parts in context, SolidSmack, May 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

When Inserting a Multibody Part into an Assembly, How Do You Prevent SOLIDWORKS from Inserting it as Separate Part Files? - apply insert part feature to insert base part inside another part document, Solid Professor Blog, May 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

CAD is the Least of Our Problems, Pt 3 - ensure productivity, meet deadlines, keep track of files, implement standards, training programs, only supportive mobile, cloud technologies, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 14, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

ST7: Hole Options Dialog - dialog is more visual, offers more settings, options for function of hole, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 28, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - BCF Compatibility - ArchiCAD can import/export associated 'BIM Collaboration Format' data as mark-up entries with accompanying screenshots, 3D views, cutting planes, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 29, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Heat Transfer in Deformed Solids - understanding material, spatial frames, temperature-dependent stress, strain using COMSOL Multiphysics, Peng-Chhay Ung, COMSOL Blog, May 28, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

PLM Missing a 'P' in the Lifecycle - Packaging - importance of packaging, factors supporting it, integration helps keep different aspects of product in sync, manage change during product development, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, May 28, 2014 (more PLM articles)

A Sneak Peek at the New Autodesk 360 Viewer - press structure button to browse down through model's assembly structure or component hierarchy, use this to isolate specific components in model, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 27, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Annotative Scaling for Dimension Styles, Text Styles, Leader Styles and Table Styles - change active scale from annotation scale list, open dimension style tab to rename style, activate annotative located in scale for dimension features section, adjust text height, arrow size in AutoCAD, Procad Software Blog, May 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD dimensioning tutorials)

Drafting Standard Dialog Box - specify values before creating new base views, select project type, shading/preview, or thread style options to set projection angle, default resolution, thread appearance in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

AutoLISP: Updated Join Dimensions for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 - load JDIMS, set 2 dimensions of same type to convert them into total dimension in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, May 27, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

No Selection in AutoCAD Properties Palette - invoke PROPOBJLIMIT command, set its value to 2500 or higher to limit maximum number of entities that can be selected before properties palette registers 'no selection' in AutoCAD, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, May 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

Your License is No Longer Available - return borrowed license prior to expiry date/time, delete 'FLEXlm license manager' registry key if the borrowed Autodesk license has expired automatically, Hashim Mundol, Up and Ready, May 28, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

DACH Extension is Installed in Civil 3D But the Ribbon is Missing the DACH Extension Tools and Tab - type CUILOAD in command line to verify that group 'C3D_Extension' is listed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Clicking Create/Edit Aliases Does Nothing in Civil 3D 2015 - missing path from default 2015 Civil 3D support file search path can cause issue, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015 Add-In Manager - copy .dll, add-in files from SDK folder to add-in folder, adjust assembly attribute to correct path, check if add-in manager appears in add-ins tab under external tools menu in Revit, Augusto Goncalves, AEC DevBlog, May 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Transfer Project Standards in Revit - employ tool to transfer materials, object styles, line weight, print settings, filters, project information standards, choose overwrite, new only, or cancel options when duplicate type dialog box appears while transferring standards, Gareth Spencer, CADline, May 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

That Thick Boundary on My Sheet - sketch thick lines with Revit's own lines, employ filled region to draw thick boundary with squared edges, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Custom Scale Text Display - open custom scale dialog box, set custom display name, ratio to change scale text in Revit, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, May 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing in the Classroom - CREATE education project in UK aims to offer every school student opportunity to learn 3D printing technology, Tanya Weaver, DEVELOP 3D, May 28, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to Change the Server List on a Client Machine for SOLIDWORKS 2014 - open solidnetwork license manager on client machine, click server list tab to add/remove server in list, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Customizing Enterprise PDM Interface with Columns - adding additional columns to explorer or search view, adding columns to contains, where used, check in/out dialog, copy tree tabs in SOLIDWORKS, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, May 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS EPDM articles)

Replacing Inserted Parts for Master Modeling - insert part, choose data from checkboxes to determine if link is required to establish link back to master, investigate symbol attached to part in SOLIDWORKS feature manager tree, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, May 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Have You Inspected SOLIDWORKS Inspection Yet? - apply professional version to avail ability to import CMM data in one project, stand-alone application to leverage legacy PDFs, TIFFs, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, May 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Siemens Solid Edge and the ST7 Release - Siemens is keenly focused on its customers' needs, has started new approaches to sales, development of Solid Edge to attract new users, has adopted to its close 3rd party vendor relationships, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

ANSYS Workbench 15 - core meshing tools now run across multiple cores/thread, simulation process can run using previously created meshes, improved simulation of peel, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 27, 2014 (more ANSYS reviews)

Nonlinear Analysis - Stress/Strain Curves for Material Models - type of stress, strain to be used for stress/strain curve, depending on analysis option, type of material model used, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 27, 2014 (more FEA articles)

NVIDIA Launches Remote Desktop Service Test, Powered by NVIDIA GRID - register, download thin client, log in to get 24-hour access to remote desktop, hosted in GPU-accelerated GRID server, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 27, 2014 (more NVIDIA articles)

Why Industry-Standard CAD Platforms Do Not Meet Owner-Operators' Compliance Needs - industry-standard CAD platforms involve analog data, inability to integrate, automate, minimal ROI, antiquated technology, need paradigm shift to data-driven CAD platforms, Shane Kling, AEC Cafe, May 27, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Graphisoft Renders ArchiCAD 18 - BIM Coordination Format to pass comments, redlines between applications, bi-directionally, new 'change manager' palette handles multiple changes, imports, explodes PDF files into ArchiCAD lines, text, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 27, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

MassMotion - software provides crowd flow simulation for buildings, transport, public spaces, can import 3D geometry from AutoCAD, SketchUp, MicroStation, Rhino, has enhanced agent scheduling, journey time analysis capability, available with various pricing options, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014 (more AEC articles)

ArchiCAD 18 - Multiple Element Editing - employ smart vertical model constraints to edit selection of multiple elements in ArchiCAD, Joshua Osborne, Cadimage, May 27, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk ReCap - ReCap Pro is Windows-based point cloud registration, manipulation program; ReCap 360 is add-on service that uses Autodesk's cloud capabilities to provide portal for laser-scan or photo captured projects, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Autodesk 2015 AEC Products - old upgrade cycle is not available, new options include: maintenance, desktop, cloud service subscriptions, suites continue to be main focus, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, AEC articles)

Controlling How AutoCAD Drawings Open from Windows Explorer - enter new value for SDI to verify if multiple documents are supported, set DWG launcher as default program for DWG files in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, CAD Geek, May 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

View Options Dialog Box - employ dialog box to anchor view geometry, display reference paths, adjust view justification to anchor view, specify line types for reference paths in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD options tutorials)

How to Add Classic Workspace/Toolbars to AutoCAD 2015? - customize workspace, or manually transfer classic menu from older version, apply -TOOLBAR command with show option to switch to standard toolbar, CADforum, May 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

AutoLISP: ATTWIPE Clear Selected Attribute Values - apply ATTWIPE values while editing titleblocks with populated attributes, or when copying block symbol with populated attribute values, AutoCAD Tips, May 24, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Markup on the Go with AutoCAD Electrical App - access tools from drawing toolbar to easily annotate schematic drawings, tap markup button to select text, cloud, marker, photo or arrow options, click 'enable editing' button to avail draw tools, Anthony Tee, Point-to-Point, May 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Performance, Productivity Increases - create networks by connecting nodes together for building complicated shader effects using ShaderFX editor; Quad Chamfer modifier to quickly create standard or quad-based chamfers with proper triangulation in 3ds Max, Brian Chapman, AUGI Library, May 27, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

Inventor Basics - Assembly Browser Folders - right click on browser to create new folder, pick 'add to new folder' option after selecting all components or nest folder within folder, avail selection aids to select all internal parts, occurrences, David Gate, CADline, May 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating Multiple Object Properties - select item to be mass updated, pick select similar followed by properties, type EB for eastbound in description field to update all objects in Civil 3D, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, May 23 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Custom Grid Labels on Section Views - employ subassemblies help file to check code, create line component to create label, form text component with either static text or pulling point code, assign previously created label in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, May 22, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Linked Files Not Included When Exporting to NWC File Format - export each file from Revit individually before recompiling them in Navisworks, transfer files in DWG format that will create linked DWG files, else bind links in main Revit file, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 22, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 New Features - Revision Improvements - ability to delete revision, to specify automatic revision cloud arc length in increments, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 27, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Use 3D Drawing Views to Ease Section Depth Selection - start broken-out section tool, select sketch, form section scope selections, turn on 3D drawing view before rotating view to create required depth pick in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, May 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Designing Furniture in SOLIDWORKS - apply photo rendering to create furniture designs in SOLIDWORKS, Jamie Thain, YouTube, May 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Update Composer Files - update geometry changes in designs already created in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Young, YouTube, May 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Splitting Exported - steps to enable option to split uncompressed AVI files into multiple files in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 27, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Future of Rhino - Q&A with CEO Bob McNeel about Rhino 6, Mac version, plans to increase Rhino's 2D drawing output capabilities, approach towards cloud, virtual reality, AEC Magazine, May 27, 2014 (more Rhino articles)

Using Lookup Tables in Solid Edge - harness best features of both spreadsheets, CAD to drive parametric part in Solid Edge from lookup table in Excel, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 24, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

How Accurate is FEA and CFD Simulation? - make sure type of simulation being run corresponds to mode of failure expected in reality, Javelin Technologies, May 26, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Direct or Parametric: Which is the Best for Winning New Business? - sales engineering needs CAD software apps that have both parametric, direct approaches, Chad Jackson, PTC Creo Blog, May 26, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

How to Include Geometry Surfaces with Solution Plots - creating visualization of antenna, electric field caused by wave radiation using COMSOL Multiphysics, Lexi Carver, COMSOL Blog, May 26, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Unsure About Whether to Utilize CAD Managed Services? - experts help develop, deploy standards, standardize CAD environment, offer on-site training, Lisa Polonski, Envision CAD, May 20, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015? - check option to turn off dimension enhancement function, pale orange broken line is now displayed from dimension definition point to current point to support placing/moving dimensions, Martin Phelps, CADline, May 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Translators - user can import CATIA V5 version R6 through V5-6R2013, Parasolid version up to 26.0, export CATIA V5 version R10 through V5-6R2013, Parasolid version 9.0 to 26.0, Chris Turner, CADline, May 23, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

How to Insert Objects to a New Construct Drawing - turn on constructs tab, select, drag chimney body to project navigator palette to edit independent construct drawing in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, May 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

AutoCAD 2015 Purge DGN Junk - employ 'O' after issuing -PURGE command to remove orphaned DGN junk from drawings, AutoCAD Tips, May 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing commands tutorials)

2015 New API Usage : AcGiGeometry::Edge - create custom hatch from AcDbPolyline, draw hatch in hatch graphics database to define boundary of hatch in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Helpers - employ deep exploration program to convert 3D formats to anything else in Navisworks, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC software, May 23, 2014 (more Navisworks articles

Work with ActiveX in Javascript in IE11 - switch to Javascript supported by Navisworks controls, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, May 25, 2014 (more Navisworks articles

Treasure Hunting in Navisworks and Revit - link models together, employ interference check to determine affected items, export HTML report before modifying property for filtering in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 22, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, Revit tutorials)

One Small Step - adjust size of arc length to enable arc to tool function, tag duct/pipe to obtain actual flow, avail pipe part dimensioning enhancements to dimension pipes, fittings, connectors, check platform improvements in Revit MEP, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, May 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Past Its End - activate collaboration ribbon tab, click on restore backup to browse to project location, select project's backup folder to pick saved versions to be recovered in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Properties in DWF, IFC, Tables and Extensible Storage - visit area, volume export options to export custom properties, check FMHandOverView, custom parameter mapping for mapping Revit, IFC properties, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

When and How to Neutralize Survey Coordinates for IFC Export from Revit - create file based on black template, insert origin locator dwg to draw model lines, link file to other live Revit project before exporting IFC, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sketchy Lines in Revit 2015 - enable sketchy lines in view's graphic display options, set parameters, course scale fill pattern for each wall type, replace arcs with straight line segments if they are not sketchy, Revit Learning Club, May 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Component BOM Rows - check if BOMViewEditOptions includes ReturnUnassignedComponents to avoid deletion of component rows, promote component into item to enable component row, disable row to keep item intact in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 23, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Effectively Manipulate BCP Packages - employ bcpChecker application to check if linked files are accessible, report all used behaviors, transform BCP-package into dummy package in Vault, Marco Mirandola, coolOrange Blog, May 23, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

When the Camera is Just Not Enough: SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 - set render with scene, adjust assembly, position, add artificial lens in front of camera to view effects in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Mirror Components at the Assembly Level - create opposite hand parts in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, May 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Specify Units in Equations - specify units to parts to verify its size when working with equations in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Dangers of Downloaded SOLIDWORKS Files - accuracy of file, different file type, version of SOLIDWORKS, too little or too much information, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, May 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Conceptual Design Software Tools - definition, changing face of conceptual design tools, understanding critical part of design process, integrated vs. stand-alone tools, Sanjeev Pal, Cadalyst, May 22, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Got Macros? Scripting and Coding for BIM - 4 steps in development of custom tool, automate tedious tasks, perform task more efficiently, add new features to software, Karen Kensek, AECbytes, May 22, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Traditional and Newer CAD Licensing Models - traditionally 2 types of licenses based on duration: perpetual, annual; new licensing models are known as subscription, rental or pay as you go, Sanjeev Pal, PURVIEW, May 16, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

Create the Volume CAD Entity Group - Autodesk Simulation CFD tutorial, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

Pre/Post Processor FEMAP Puts Users First - midsurface extraction tool, model merge, global-local tools, support for NX Nastran other solvers, graphics expansion into OpenGL 4.2, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 22, 2014 (more Femap articles)

Autodesk's Sim 360 is Analysis for Everyone - easy to use, has ability to solve problems 'on the cloud,' can work with multiple CAD formats on Mac, Windows, available for $115 per month, Jason Brett, CADdigest.com, May 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

8 AutoCAD Tips for Parametric Modeling - basics of parametric constraint tools, autoconstrain tool to assign number of constraints in one pass, change length of line, relationships between lines, create new dimensional relationships, Jeff Yoders, CADdigest.com, May 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD LT 2015 Start Menu Shortcut Broken - visit migrate custom settings folder, attach digital signatures link along with AutoCAD LT 2015 - English link to delete broken shortcut in start menu, copy desktop shortcut into folder, Adam Kimber, May 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD LT tutorials)

So You Want a Blank Drawing at Startup? - type NEWTABMODE, set it to 0 to obtain black AutoCAD screen by turning off display, else change STARTUP variable from AutoCAD help option, Adam Kimber, May 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials, AutoCAD LT tutorials)

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Changes Made to the Wall Thickness of a Pipe are Not Saved in the Spec - maintain backup copy of spec, open spec in browser to access SQLite, open EngineeringItems table to configure filter of part, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Autodesk CAM 360 is Now Fusion 360 - offers collaboration, real time updates with NURBS, T-Splines technology, KeyShot renderer, render custom view in Autodesk 360 hub, annual subscription price including all CAM 360 features is between $1000-$1500, Australian CAD Blog, May 23, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesCAM articles

The Autodesk 360 Cloud - What's Next? - Fusion 360 helps view data based in different CAD formats into web browser, project management functionality to create/organize tasks, plans new levels of integration on Recap 360, PLM 360 in near future, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, May 22, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Grab Your LASSO in AutoCAD - lasso selection methods to intersect shape, check 'allow press and drag for lasso' option to turn on lasso control, enhanced selection preview feature to adjust appearance of graphic geometry, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, May 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Use Thickness from Rule - employ UseSheetMetalStyleThickness property to control thickness of sheet metal in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, May 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Plane Names in Inventor 2015 - create saved search to locate all work planes without making them visible from browser in Inventor, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Specifying Revit Content - 2 main components of specification: list of contents, requirements for elements in list, Mario Guttman, OpenAsset, May 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Tubular Belts - designing footbridge in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Free 3D PDFs within Autodesk Revit - install i-model plug-in to allow users working with mixed Bentley/Revit environment coordinate, run clash detection operations, install Bentley view application to create 3D PDF file, Dennis Collin, CADline, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Shared Coordinates: Site to Architecture - establish actual coordinates before sharing them, verify location of linked files after sharing coordinates, change/duplicate current site before synchronizing it to obtain location position changed prompt in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

TessellateSolidOrShell - Holes Versus Wholes - avoid individual calls to TessellateSolidOrShell that tolerates imprecision, or avoid imprecision, workflow in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Starting My Project After Receiving a Model - link architecture model, examine elevation, apply copy/monitor to create levels, form views, map phrases between files in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge University 2014 (Commentary) - Solid Edge ST7 announced, KeyShot to be bundled, licensed with it, presentations ranged from definition, use of custom properties to large-assembly design techniques, CIMdata, May 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

ST7: The Little Things - option to change default standard, units for templates during installation, enhanced quick view cube, dynamic dimensions while sketching, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge University 2014: Doing More by Doing Less - Solid Edge ST7 pushes productivity by simplifying design reuse, executing many 3D modeling tasks more quickly; new, expanded collaborations between Siemens PLM, partner companies announced, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, May 22, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Customizing Ground Effects in SOLIDWORKS Composer - start with original output, select 'ground' actor from environment node of collaboration pane, change 'ground texture' property, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

3 Ways to Flatten Imported Sheet Metal Mistakes - delete face, copy surface, use thicken surface to turn offset surface into uniform-thickness model, use FeatureWorks add-in to gain parametric editability over fillets in SOLIDWORKS, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS - open wizard, choose save settings, click next to specify location, name of settings file in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Updating Custom Properties within SOLIDWORKS - visit file property menu to add fields for each property, produce interactive field from property tab builder, or visit SOLIDWORKS explorer, task scheduler, Workgroup/Enterprise PDM properties tab to add new fields, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Bad Spline Day - employ fewer points to create spline, form constraints for spline, change control methods, monitor curvature to generate smooth geometry, study splines for better experience, Jesse Sprague, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

99 Must-Know Methods and Properties of the SOLIDWORKS API - understanding working of API model in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Rice, Solid Professor Blog, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - steps to form sheet metal part with base flange/tab in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, May 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Fast Is It? Assess Your Graphics Hardware - benchmark tests may be imperfect tools, but are valuable source of performance data, consider benchmarks designed, maintained by independent 3rd parties like SPEC, Cadalyst, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, May 21, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

BIM? It's Adoddle - Adoddle is cloud-based, complex suite of corporate collaboration tools, has powerful, full content search engines, real-time dashboard records overdue, upcoming, completed tasks, David Chadwick, CAD User, May 2014 (more AEC articles)

ST7: Embedded KeyShot 5 - click on KeyShot render button to open interface on top of Solid Edge, make different use of screen space by detaching parts of interface, adjust complexity of KeyShot by customizing its settings, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles, KeyShot articles)

Tower Bridge Meets CFD - create good surface mesh to develop successful flow simulation, convert volume mesh to dual mesh to avoid problems related to poor individual elements, Richard Smith, Symscape, May 21, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Why OTOY Will Change Our 3D World: A Conversation with Jules Urbach - Q&A about raytracing on GPUs, partnering with Autodesk, move over OpenGL, DirectX, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 21, 2014 (more rendering articles)

One-Click Virtual Photos Inside SketchUp - Visualizer app for SketchUp takes snapshot of current view, creates photorealistic image quickly, available for $20, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 21, 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

Prototyping with a 3D Printing Pen - design visualization specialist Matt Quest uses 3D Airpen to create fully-functional prototype of quadcopter, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, May 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Archibus Task Highlighting in the Process Navigator - access 'view task by process and activity' box from Archibus system administration, edit process task details, change font style, color, height using html tags, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, May 20, 2014 (more Archibus articles)

Slim Down Your Drawings with the PURGE Command - open purge dialog box in AutoCAD, components having unused items have plus sign next to them, expand items to purge, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, May 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Serial Number You Entered is Not Valid - ensure if serial number, product key is correct, serial number appears invalid when it contains education license/NFR, commercial license, or upgraded in case of subscriptions with Autodesk software, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 22, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

How to Create Chimney Flues with the Body Modifier - click on box tool icon in massing palette, set dimensions of rectangular body, position flue body next to chimney before inserting mass element in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, May 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Get Previous Version/Revision of Parts and Assemblies in Vault - visit preview pane to highlight version needed, expand 'get/checkout' dialog, download files to workspace, change model browser from model to Vault, Mike Baker, Total CAD Systems Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Usability Enhancements - model, layout tabs are now turned on by default, check profile layout, corridor targeting, re-associate labels, sliced solids, subassembly composer enhancements, ability to lock profile PVIs to alignment geometry in Civil 3D 2015, Christopher Fugitt, AUGI Library, May 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Why Select Similar is So Useful in Civil 3D - choose select similar option to delete or move section view in file, apply shift+ selection method to remove objects from selection set, Russ Nicloy, MasterGraphics, May 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How Many IT People Does it Take to Restore an Old File? - create data shortcuts, employ Vault Pro for facilitating data sharing in Civil 3D project environment, manage optimized data management system to allow users benefit from time-saving abilities like versioning, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, May 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Pushing Tin: Export an Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Surface to Autodesk Revit - open drawing containing surface to be exported, change view to default 3D view in Revit quick access toolbar, remove project base, survey points before importing surface in Civil 3D, Scott Hacker, Hagerman & Company Blog, May 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials, Revit tutorials)

iLogic Timer - How Long Does My Rule Take to Run? - employ 'stopwatch' code to determine time taken by iLogic code to run in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Process - Flow Design for Inventor - load model to start window tunnel flow, set flow speed, direction, adjust mesh resolution, flow domain size to explore flow results in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How to Show Linked Scope Boxes and Grids in a Host Plan View by Default - make detailed view with plan orientations that intersects linked scope box, copy/monitor grids, apply 'by link' view setting in host in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

RvtVa3c Assembly Resolver - employ custom assembly resolver to find support DLL, export 3D view to JSON using custom exporter context in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

FEMAP with NX Nastran Techtip: Groups and Layers - layers are better for pre-planned separation of significant parts of model, copied entities are placed on layer of original entity, Vernon McKenzie, Cadimage PLM, May 22, 2014 (more Femap articles)

FEMAP with NX Nastran's Best Kept Secret - during initial Femap installation, check 'install Solid Edge connection' option, launch 'connected' session of Femap from Solid Edge, Vernon McKenzie, Cadimage PLM, May 22, 2014 (more Femap articles, Solid Edge tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Weldments: All Miters - assign structural member 2 line segments, set third line segment, open corner treatment options to allow edits on both groups in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, May 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Make a Universal Weldment BOM Template Using Nested IF Statements - create weldment with structural members, update cutlist, provide custom 'part number' property to each cutlist body folder, insert model into drawing followed by BOM in SOLIDWORKS, HRS Blog, May 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Direct Editing Tools - model geometry for increasing SOLIDWORKS productivity, YouTube, May 21, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - How to Change Projects of Files - move files from one project to another in SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, May 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

MicroStation Tip: Coordinate Input - placing elements to absolute coordinates: using key-in browser dialog or using AccuDraw's data point key-in, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 20, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

4BIM - has browser-based viewer that provides access to IFC model data to anyone in team, accompanies collaborative review process with extensive revision level tracking, David Chadwick, CAD User, May 2014 (more AEC articles)

Set Up Your Mill-Turn Machine with NX CAM - configure load options, NC setup to properly use machine types, Uwe Edlinger, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 15, 2014 (more NX CAM articles)

Create Your Own Electrical Plates - select wall plate, open object from library, make modifications using setup interface, set size, components within wall plate, 'save as' new object in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, May 21, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD: Show a Plot Style - launch page setup dialog box, select page setup to be edited, pick modify button, check display plot style box to view plot styles while drawing, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD plotting tutorials)

AutoCAD: Status Bar Icons vs Text - right click on button in status bar, select display icon to uncheck option, show icons as text, else turn icons on instead of text display in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

How to Detect and Remove the Acad.vlx Virus - open product installation folder, locate support folder, double click acad20xx.lsp file to add/delete additional code/files to prevent file corruptions in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD bugs articles)

Batch Processing with iLogic - employ file selection dialog code for open dialog, allow multiple selection, set initial directory to workspace path before creating array by splitting selected files based on vertical bar in Inventor, Dan Vang, MasterGraphics, May 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Cannot Change BOM Structure - set BOM structure of component/sub-assemblies within document settings of file, open browser or graphics window to override default BOM structure with reference in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, May 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Updating a Revit Model - open Robot Structural Analysis dialog, update Revit model, click on update options dialog to specify scope, transfer options in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Views Displaying Given Element, SVG and NoSQL - export to DWFx, SVG or XML, Revit add-in benchmarking, determining views displaying given element, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Phantom Keynotes 2.0 - enable annotation crop region to allow keynote appear in legend, select instances of keynote tag, remove all keynote tags visible in view from selection in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, May 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Got My Mojo Working - Ideas Series of 3D printers consists of Mojo, uPrintSE, uPrintSE Plus printers with FDM technology, can print to a minimum thickness of 0.127mm, CAD User, May 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

7 Reasons to Bring 3D Printing Into the Classroom - improves math, programming, art and design skills, helps understand position of objects in space, interests in STEM fields, itPrint Australia, May 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

$300 3D Printer Coming Early 2015 - widely sought after Micro 3D printer is cheap, known for its less than foot dimension, 50-350 microns print resolution, compatibility with standard filament rolls, comes with 3D printing MAC software, plug/play setup, Jill Scharr, Tom's Guide, May 6, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Color 3D Printing ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL Results - employ tool to convert ANSYS MAPDL models into color bands STL, obtain license of ANSYS CFD-Post, Magics from Materialise before attaching CFD Post object to model, else set macro for element based contours, Eric Miller, PADT Blog, May 20, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles, ANSYS articles)

Create Parts Using Spreadsheet with Solid Edge Design Configurator - rules-based app has equations in spreadsheets, generates spreadsheet with parameters, embedded rules, capturing 'design knowledge' of part, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Tip - Directional Fence Selection - dragging from left to right selects only geometry completely inside fence; dragging from right to left selects inside, overlapping geometry within fence, Andrew Ecker, Cadimage PLM, May 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Different Sheet Metal Characteristics for Different Materials - click check box on gage tab in material table in Solid Edge to define different characteristics based on entries in Excel spreadsheet, Andrew Ecker, Cadimage PLM, May 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

The Spline Tool Gets Some Style - employ tool to define spline's geometry, style spline command offers controlled method for sketching smooth spline while providing ability to fully constrain sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Greg Buter, MCAD Tech Blog, May 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

EPDM - Clear Local Cache - remove local cached files when they are no longer used by checking in, or by selecting 'clear local cache' option in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - How to Create New Projects - for user access to store files that need to be maintained in vault, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, May 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in - discusses features, benefits of inspection add-in for drawings in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 20, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Why Professional Graphics Should Matter to CAD Users - Q&A with Adam Scraba of NVIDIA about difference between professional graphics card and typical consumer/gaming card, Quadro cards features helpful for CAD, IT managers, ROI metrics to calculate potential savings, Robert Green, CADdigest.com, May 19, 2014 (more NVIDIA articles, CAD hardware articles)

3D Systems Sense - entry level product to to capture 3D geometry quickly, cheaply, uses combination of camera, laser strips to project, capture, triangulate points, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 20, 2014 (more 3D scanners reviews)

AMD - Choosing the Right Chip for CAD Applications - AMD FX 8320 graphics card is right choice for mid-range CAD applications, Scott Wertel, ENGINEERING.com, May 19, 2014 (more graphics cards articles)

What I Learned at Solid Edge University 2014 - Siemens announces on-line app store, Solid Edge ST7 has ability to automatically generate either sheet metal part or frame from 3D solid prismatic shape, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 20, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Simulation Needs Parametric and Direct Modeling - direct modeling is useful in preparation of simulation models; parametric modeling enables engineers, designers to embed design intent into 3D model, Chad Jackson, PTC Creo Blog, May 12, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Spaces in ACA - overview of associative vs non-associative spaces, employ space styles for controlling boundary offsets, name lists, target dimensions, tips to conduct space evaluation, set boundaries, create spaces in AutoCAD Architecture drawing, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, May 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

No Summarizing of Materials in the Bill of Material in an Isometric Drawing - open isoconfig.xml file of used iso style, switch to node, change value xsi:type from IsoCompositeDataListConfig to IsoGeneralDataListConfig in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles

3ds Max 2015 Design & Working with Laser Scan Data - select geometry option located in command panel to invoke import command, pick color channel option to theme point cloud data with original color settings, elevation, intensity or normal options, Dennis Collin, CADline, May 19, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

How Do I Download the Autodesk Software If I'm Not on Subscription? - employ virtual agent to select AutoCAD program, choose version before downloading either 32-bit or 64-bit link of Autodesk software, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 19, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

iLogic- Email Your Part Files with EOP Rolled Up - ensure if current document is part file, roll up end of part file to reduce file size before attaching file to email automatically in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, May 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Find a Buried Part in Your Browser Bar - select part priority located in component priority, pick part to locate in browser, choose isolate option to turn off every other part, view only searched part in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Drawing Title Block Forms: Dump the Prompted Entries - differentiates prompted entries, iProperties, employ iLogic forms, coding to enhance, automate drawing environment in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Inserting AutoCAD Files within Revit - link AutoCAD files in Revit to allow regular updation of file every time it is changed, else locate inserted files to implement changes, re-establish sync between Revit, AutoCAD file to avoid performance issues, Mathew Miller, Revittize, May 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sending a Model to Revit - open integration with Revit structure dialog in Robot, select 'send model' to send Robot model only, specify scope, transfer options before checking transfer progress, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

7 Things You Didn't Know About Subtractive Rapid Prototyping - easy-to-use CNC functionality without complexity of CNC programming, cost effective than additive systems, processes wide range of materials, offers superior finish, proof of manufacturing, versatile, Rachel Hammer, Product Design & Development, May 15, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How 3D Printing Can Transform Your Business - utilizes resources effectively, eliminates need for bulk production, rapid manufacturing reduces cycle times, simplifies logistics by creating spare parts on demand, allows easy replacement of legacy systems parts with 3D printer, Rebecca Bagley, Forbes, May 3, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Automate Some of Those Painstaking Tasks in EPDM with Dispatch - create dispatch variables to store inputted information or read variable off data card in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, May 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - How to Configure a Computer to Be a Task Host - configure computer to be task host to be able to execute task in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, May 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM- Show Users Logged into Vault - running search in SOLIDWORKS EPDM to view currently active users into vault, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, May 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

Harness Design with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - steps to create wire harness, generate electrical documentations, YouTube, May 19, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Select and You are All Set - exploring object selection options in draft environment in Solid Edge, free macro for one of wish list items, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

GrabCAD Chooses Parasolid for Workbench Collaboration - GrabCAD CEO Hardi Meybaum announces licensing deal for Parasolid to power collaboration in Workbench at Solid Edge University, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 16, 2014 (more MCAD articles, cloud articles)

BIM Features Capabilities Well Beyond CAD - Q&A with Andy Smith of Bentley Systems about benefits of using BIM, reducing costs of building operation, differences from other technologies, example of successful implementation of BIM, CIOL, May 13, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Using External Data to Utilize Legacy Mechanical APDL Models in ANSYS Workbench - enter name for .cdb file, launch Workbench 15.0, insert external model block from toolbox, browse to .cdb file created in MAPDL, Ted Harris, PADT Blog, May 16, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Say Goodbye to Tedious Simulation Iterations - Adjoint Solver is method of forming sensitivity analysis for fluid based simulations, provides sensitivity of mesh with respect to position, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, May 14, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

AutoCAD Startup with No Splash Screen - right click on icon that is used to start AutoCAD, select properties, shortcut options, go to end of target field to add space, include text '/nologo' before closing properties dialog, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD customizing tutorials)

How to Create a Vertical Offset Using AutoCAD MEP - edit preferences for either duct, pipe, conduit or cable tray, visit cable tray layout preferences dialog to turn off 'automatically create riser new elevation' setting to obtain angled offset, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Deleting Layer Filters from a File in AutoCAD - invoke FILTERS command, open delete layer filter dialog to sort layer filters to be removed, click delete filters option to remove filter in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

CAD/PDM Software Evaluation: Autodesk Inventor/Vault Professional - introduces standalone applications that provides access to Vault data, discusses basic workflow sequence, assesses pros/cons of applications with respect to their costs, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 16, 2014 (more Inventor articles, Autodesk Vault articles)

Split Component Tags - set alternatives to tags to allow splitting tag name into 2 pieces, annotate value character string of symbol for tag as default value in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, May 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Close All Open Files without Save Prompt - QQUIT command to close all open drawings while trying to save any modified drawings, SAVEALL command to save open drawings, leaving drawings open for continued editing in Civil 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 16, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Wedge Curb Subassembly - apply LinkMulti subassembly reference to add structural shapes that are not pre-defined, visit properties tool palette to create lines required to form triangular wedge in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, May 16, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Import and Label Property Data - assign coordinate system to new file, visit geolocation tab to connect to live aerial data, employ 2015 Civil 3D features to capture area of image within viewport before importing image, Ishka Voiculescu, Civil Digest, May 17, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Quirkiness with Revit Titleblock Family - issue with printing sheets, 3D elements come into titleblock, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, May 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Tips on Placing Revit Rebar and Stirrups - understanding application of parallel vs perpendicular workplane based on usages, ensure if current 'workplane' is cutting column, place current workplane within view range, check rebar size in Revit, Daryl Gregoire, Revit Rocks, May 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Deleting Spaces or Rooms in Schedules - scroll bottom of schedule, click to select last row in one fluid sequence, drag cursor up over ribbon before deleting elements in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The First 3D Printed Metal Furniture is Here - Autodesk and Dutch designer Joris Laarman developed first affordable technique for 3D printing metal using MX3D-Metal, Margaret Rhodes, Fast Company, May 15, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

12 Crazy Things Being Made with 3D Printing - list includes: makeup, houses, vinyl LP records, bicycles, food, prosthetics, clothing, casts for broken bones, medical implants, furniture, Richard Linn, Vectorex, May 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Reverse Engineering a 3D Model from a Photograph - 'sketch picture' tool to insert pictures onto sketch planes for using them as underlay for creating sketches in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor Blog, May 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Instant 3D - create instant 3D sketches to dynamically modify parts in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using File Explorer - drag, drop parts directly from file explorer to assemblies, YouTube, May 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Demystifying Slow Files and Preventing Crashes - educate BIM users, identify reasons for slow running of ArchiCAD files before checking missing/duplicate library parts, get rid of missing objects or clean up library manager to speed up files, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, May 15, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Add Value to Your Mold Designs - employ 3D tool to improve prediction of melt filling, air venting behavior, evaluate cooling arrangements to deliver more accurate cycle time estimation, integrate with 3D CAD/CAM software to boost productivity, Jeff Kloberdanz, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

10 Hidden FEMAP Features - NonManifold Add command, built-in object oriented programming with API pane, results attach tab, referenced groups, data surface editor, NX Nastran help, performance graphics, Amy Bui, Saratech Inc Blog, Apr 26, 2014 (more Femap articles

AutoCAD Dialog Boxes Do Not Display and the Program Appears to Freeze - type CMDDIA command, apply keyboard options, adjust screen resolution, or disable unused video ports in PCs video settings to make dialog window visible, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD basics tutorials)

Cross-Reference Drawing Files Successfully - get rid of unused annotation scales, avoid un-reconciled layers, fix file problems, PURGE files in both AutoCAD, e-transmit sessions, quick-select feature to get familiar with file to be attached, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, May 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Zoom to a Window in Editor Using CommandASync - delegate callback function until escape or cancel is clicked in AutoCAD, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

InfraWorks 2015 - What Flavor is Best for You? - new InfraWorks, InfraWorks 360 versions comes with features that were available with premium suite, InfraWorks plus last year, visit add-on advanced design tools to avail missing features like roadway design, profile optimization, intersections, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, May 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Manage a Multi-Site Environment - centralize database for all sites, set up main site with Vault database, main file store located on same server, verify network reliability, latency, bandwidth between sites before setting multi-site environment, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 13, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Using Autodesk Inventor Libraries - discusses characteristics of library files, check library folder rules to prevent changing of shared folder data, steps to create library on network, add search path to Inventor project file, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Add a Custom Part to Your Parts List - right-click on parts list to select edit parts list, choose insert custom part to add custom/virtual part to parts list, pick desired custom part in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials

Stair Cut Mark Zigzag - click on cut mark type parameter to select browse button, avoid changing parameter cut line type located at top of list under graphics group in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

DirectShape Performance and Minimum Size - functionality offers new possibilities to create quick permanent geometry, but limits creation of individual model line segments in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Solid Edge ST7 Enhancements at Solid Edge University 2014 - accelerate 3D modeling by wrapping sheet metal parts, avail flat patterning, 3D measure tool, standard basic holes, check drafting, new patterning method, peer locate, 3D sketch, photo-realistic rendering improvements, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

ST7: 3D Sketch - allows controlling entire part from single 3D layout sketch, toggle drawing plane or axis, check sketch relations that comes with new relation types, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 15, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Tip: Drawing View Wizard - avail wizard from command bar to access drawing setup commands, preview drawing in draft before placing it in final drawing to save time, effort ensuring right view orientation, Andy Rigby, Cadimage PLM, Apr 16, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Custom Theme - click ‘essentials wide’ from short cut menu to download theme, add often used icons, commands for part, sheet metal, assembly, draft files in Solid Edge, Andy Rigby, Cadimage PLM, Apr 28, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge: Slot and Path - YouTube, Apr 29, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Save as Copy in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - choose save as to save document to new file name, ‘save as copy and continue’ option saves file without replacing any references whereas save as copy and open saves copy of file in disk before opening it, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, May 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Using SOLIDWORKS EPDM Templates  - tips to set EPDM templates, apply them for automating documents, create folder in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Weldment Profiles  - creation, application of newly configured profiles in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 15, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

PTC CREO Vision 2014+ - breaks down large CAD app into smaller apps, primary focus areas of CREO strategy: improved productivity, greater ease of use, increasing accessibility of engineering information, scaling to customer's growth, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, May 14, 2014 (more PTC articles)

CAD is the Least of Our Problems, Pt 2 - discussing issue of mobile workers using low-power tablets, notebooks to access CAD data, CAD managers should plan for controlling chaos, Robert Green, Cadalyst, May 14, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Best Practice for Working with Model M-Files - introduce variations into models using COMSOL Multiphysics UI, build model from scratch using LiveLink for MATLAB, Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, May 14, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Newforma's Expanded Cloud and Mobile Offerings - new apps are more functional, task-focused, Newforma Project Cloud includes new quality control tools, spatial index tools, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 14, 2014 (more Newforma articles)

Low-Cost CAD Options - mostly used software as compared to higher priced more popularized options in AEC market: GstarCAD8, TurboCAD Deluxe v 21, ZWCAD+, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, May 14, 2014 (more AEC articles)

BIM 360 Glue Overview - help team members collaborate over cloud to solve minor issues, upload models directly to BIM 360 glue project site, reviews clashes, shortens BIM coordination meetings, generates coordinated model while increasing project quality, Thomas Kemp, Advanced Solutions Blog, May 14, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articlesAEC articles)

Investing in BIM: Afraid of Being Unprofitable? - BIM system requires sharing information, aims at collaboration rather than coexistence of teams, groups, fear of loss from investments made in money, time, effort brings in reluctance to BIM, VisualARQ, May 13, 2014 (more AEC articles)

See the Slightly Bigger Picture - stretch info box in presence of suitable mouse to reduce depth, gain few extra pixels of usable space in ArchiCAD, Ken Good, Cadimage, May 15, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Turn File Compression On and Off - reduces data size that is sent back, forth between client, server, also between servers in Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 13, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Is This the Most Compelling New Feature in Civil 3D 2015? - save static captures of live map images, addition of geolocation tab, capture area, capture viewport commands allows user to create static, printable version of images, Kevin Breslin, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, May 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Copy Properties in Inventor Drawings - right click on dimension to copy properties, select dimensions that are to be matched in Inventor, Dave Breiner, Synergis, May 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Tube & Pipe Styles - A Walkthrough - open assembly file, select tube & pipe styles to create/edit custom styles, specify base fittings for style selected, set size, color of pipe, visit rules tab to specify length for pipe spools, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, May 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

No Print Text - apply filter by setting family name as criteria, schedule detail items to provide summary of comments or remarks, create saved selection sets to form filter in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Revisions - standard draw tools are available, revisions are now removed from projects, associated clouds/tags, allows scale sheets, upgrade arc length value, create segments smaller than arc length, Ryan Duell, Revit Clinic, May 14, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Solid Edge ST7: What's New? - 3D sketch, fixed length curves, enhanced implementation of synchronous technology to speed more design tasks, easy, powerful photorealistic rendering, intuitive 3D measurement, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST7 Release - First Look - new start up screen, revamped materials table, 3D sketch tool, new command that creates blank body from deformed sheet metal with depressions, basic KeyShot rendering, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, May 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Siemens 'Re-Imagines What's Possible' with Solid Edge ST7 - more than 1300 customer requests implemented in Solid Edge ST7, Karsten Newbury announced English-based stores in Europe, native-language stores in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Tip: Logical Flat Pattern - creating flat pattern of sheet metal part, Andy Rigby, Cadimage PLM, Apr 15, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

10 Little Known Tips and Tricks in Solid Edge - scroll middle-mouse-button wheel to page through ribbon bar tab, use 'A' key to toggle between arc, line segment, Amy Bui, Saratech Inc Blog, May 2, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Routing: One and Two-Hole Flange Orientations - start pipe route by dropping flange into assembly, define route properties, exit route immediately to visit edit assembly level before any other components/fillets are added to sketch, add concentric mate, David Torick, HRS Blog, May 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Speed Up Your SOLIDWORKS Modeling Skills with Zoom, Pan, and Rotate - employ middle-mouse-button as scroll wheel, press ctrl while holding down middle-mouse-button to pan part on screen, click, hold middle button to rotate model, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, May 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Working on Large Assemblies Without Hardware - employ select, advanced select tools to create assembly view free of any hardware, apply 'isfastener' as selection criteria when toolbox add-in is used in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Is Hexagon's Strategy Starting to Pay Off? - total revenue in Q2 was up 1%, core continuing business, Measurement Technologies, reported revenue up 2%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 13, 2014 (more engineering articles)

3D Printing's Fate According to a Technology Futurist - industry experts expect additive mass-production methods to increase factory automation, product customization in future, Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, May 12, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

The Electromechanical Response of a Brake Design - analyzing power-off type friction brake, with armature spring, permanent magnet, forced across friction disc, Mark Yeoman, COMSOL Blog, May 13, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

ArchiCAD 18 New Features - Rendering - integration of CineRender into ArchiCAD 18 offers high-end, professional image quality rendering, smooth workflow, excellent user experience, provides access to advanced Cinema 4D rendering settings, enhanced lamp objects, Sanjay Gangal, AECCafe Blogs, May 12, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Formatted AutoText - fill in all project related information in 'project info' tab to allow project display information in appropriate places in ArchiCAD, Jonathan Breen, Cadimage, May 14, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Convert AutoCAD Text to Excel - visit AutoCAD, select convert text to mtext to make text as single entity, multi-text, select DELIMITED option in Excel before checking space delimiter option, Bijoy Manoharan, Cad Lisp and Tips, May 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Creating a Great CAD Title Block - The Basics - defines title block, assesses advantages of CAD block within sheet file or xreffed file, size/location, text of title block, tip to insert block in AutoCAD, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, May 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tutorials)

DWG/DXF Import: Layers Panel - skip all frozen layers to exclude import of objects on frozen layers, toggle check mark beside layer name to indicate that layer will be imported in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 2014 (more AutoCAD tips3ds Max tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Export Face as DXF - right click on face, select 'export face as' to set file name, pick either DXF or DWG file format, check options before saving file in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, May 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Revit 2015 - architectural, platform enhancements, faster drawing of elements in views, ability to add rebar to concrete parts generated from surface elements, improved performance in MEP views, Jay Zallan, AUGI Library, May 13, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Line Breaks in Revit Text - press ctrl+enter in title on sheet field to enter line breaks in Revit, Kate Morrical, BIMmuse, May 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Where are the Constraining Dimensions - add dimensions, parameters to control solids/voids, associate family parameter, automate sketch dimensions, adjust visibility/graphics before locating constraints in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Shortcut to Your Project Template - select file locations located under Revit options, add template by clicking + icon, locate company templates before arranging order of templates in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, May 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Object Linking and Embedding - link Excel sheets to MicroStation, import source files as pictures, embedded files or linked files, adjust appearance of linked or embedded file before updating OLE data, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 13, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Keypoint Snap - visit locks dialog box in snap divisor settings to access snap divisor, employ key-in browser dialog, or allow AccuDraw shortcut 'K' to open keypoint divisor dialog, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 13, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

SEU14: Full Steam Ahead - keynote session by Ali Kermani, Dan Staples' presentation of 'what's new in ST7,' session by Jeff Walker on ST7, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 13, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge ST7 - measurement tools remain on screen when in use, ability to create 3D sketches using wider variety of entities, ability to assign specific length to sketch entity, ability to find feature patterns within other patterns, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, May 13, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Solid Edge Administrator - helps user create Options.xml file that controls various settings, Ken Grundey's Blog, May 13, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 4 - open part document, 'learn checks wizard' located in design checker, expand document checks list in design checker tab to create checks in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS: What's Inside - isolate internal sections of mold die, take height, length, width measurements, open part file, employ dimensions from assembly to create ‘die inside’ before saving assembly as part file in SOLIDWORKS, Jackie Zachar, SolidNotes, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 Favorite Engineering Tools from SOLIDWORKS - share 2D/3D files with eDrawings, edit obsolete 2D drawings with DraftSight, adjust color scheme of model with ColorCrop, avail manufacturing information from CustomPartNet, get rid of hidden files with CCleaner, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Aligning a Drawing View to a Model Edge - select model edge, choose horizontal/vertical edge located under tools, align drawing view options to align drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 Amazing Things You Should Know About SOLIDWORKS Electrical - allows import/export of AutoCAD files into SOLIDWORKS Electrical, offers real time bi-directional link between 2D, 3D, designs BOM, reports faster, supports enterprise collaboration, comes with library of parts, symbols, Sanu Warrier, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

What is the Difference Between Remote Loads with Direct Transfer and with Rigid Connection? - remote load with rigid connection links all nodes with rigid bars, whereas remote load with direct transfer simulates presence of soft component that connects faces together in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Solid Edge Synergy - workflow involving various features within, outside Solid Edge like sensors, minimum distance measurement, PMI, assembly relationships, variable table, Excel working in cohesion, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 10, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

PTC's Big Picture is Getting Bigger - PTC has been outlining its strategy for extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, operation, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, May 12, 2014 (more PTC articles)

A 3D Printing Startup's Plan to Bring Manufacturing Back to Cities - Shapeways factories print work sent by designers, lowering product cost, impact on environment for transportation, Issie Lapowsky, Wired, May 7, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

How to: Reverse Engineer a 3D Scan - basics of reconstructing geometry using connected surfaces in Rhino, Jordan Pelovitz, LAGOA, May 12, 2014 (more reverse engineering articles, Rhino articles)

Q&A from the Nikken Sekkei Visit - Nikken Sekkei executives talk about selecting Graphisoft, current projects, using facilities management, benefit to 3D facilities management, creating as-built models, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Intel - Selecting Components for a CAD Desktop - take advantage of development cycles to get best price, performance, choose current generation processor with lowest price, fastest clock speed, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, May 12, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Convert Multiple Files to PDF with Stapler - multi select files, Stapler identifies application associated with each file type, controls order of conversion, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, May 5, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Focuses on User Comfort - darker color scheme, powerful, context-sensitive ribbon, new galleries for quickly recognizing styles, contextual badges for additional feedback, lasso selection tool, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Get Your 3D on with PressPull - add/subtract material from 3D models with PressPull command, taper extruded model in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, May 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD 3D tutorials)

Highlighting and Removing Blanked Out AutoCAD Text Using .NET - employ TextHighlightOverrule.IsApplicable() from EDT command to identify AttributeReferences within BlockReference in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Workflow Improvements - Inventor Fusion strengthens workflow between CAD, Autodesk Simulation CFD, removes limitations related to direct CATIA v5 CAD launcher, check tips to allocate fully developed boundary condition profile, ways to allot seed points, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 5, 2014 ((more Autodesk articles, CFD articles)

DECO 2015 - DECO specializes in property page functionality that allows displaying, editing properties on single custom object, whereas data standard allows creation of custom commands, tabs in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor Quick Tip - F Key Shortcuts - employ F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 keys to pan, zoom, orbit, zoom previous, check home view respectively in Inventor, Clinton Brown, CADline, May 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating and Using Presets When Linking Files - access new settings preset dialog, select AutoCAD, Revit, or Autodesk FBX format before creating preset with default settings, choose named preset in file link manager to modify, copy, rename or delete preset, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, Revit tutorials, 3ds Max tutorials)

5 Things About AutoCAD Cloud Integration Your Boss Wants to Know - single click access to BIM 360, improved point cloud support, updated UI, easy accessibility of software, unlimited cloud space with subscription, Steward Hudson, Synergis, Apr 21, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, cloud articles)

How to Load the Autodesk Navisworks Export Menu in an AutoCAD-Based Application - start MENULOAD command, press return, click browse in select customization file dialog box to change file type before loading menu, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 10, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Raster to Vector to DXF for Use in AutoCAD, Revit or Navisworks - create source file into bi-tonal TIFF image, vectorize file using path, save as EPS before converting raster image into vector format, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, Revit tutorials, Navisworks articles)

Profile Editing Enhancements in Civil 3D 2015 - extend entity tool extends entity to end/beginning of profile, check ability to add entities before previously-drawn entities, free curve editing functionalities, tool to convert curve to pvi based curve, Kate Ming, Ideate, May 12, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D Version Comparison - compares 2013, 2014, 2015 versions based on availability of corridor tools, pipes, survey features, general tools in Civil 3D, Louisa Holland, Civil 3D Etcetera, May 12, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Revit 2015: Show Hidden Lines and Revision Enhancements - set 3D view to show hidden lines, check structural connections, rebar, stiffeners as new hidden lines sub categories, avail delete button, arc length option in enhanced revision dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 12, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Visual Workarounds - switch to Revit family geometry, model geometry to cast shadows in realistic mode, set surface pattern to solid color to overcome dark appearance of shiny metals in realistic mode, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Design Checker Series, Pt 3 - create standards file to compare all checks related to documents, annotations, dimensions, drawing, check active configuration or all configurations in options tab to ensure that settings are properly set in SOLIDWORKS, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Common Modeling Shortcut Commands in SOLIDWORKS - shortcut keys for opening zoom to fit, shortcut bar, gesture wheel, selection filter, command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, May 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Standard to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium - visit control panel to launch SolidWorks installation manager, select 'modify individual installation' option, update serial number, visit product selection screen before upgrading version, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How SOLIDWORKS Simulation Helps Simulation at Design - provides simulation for initial design stages so that lesser partly optimized designs are passed to analysts, simulation engineers, has short learning curve, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, May 12, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Quantification Gains Strength - select parent group, take off all children elements with single click, 2D model takeoff tools for non-modeled components, cloud rendering ability in Navisworks 2015, Michael Smith, AUGI Library, May 9, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

GrabCAD: Social Network or Cloud PLM? - Q&A with Rob Stevens of GrabCAD about current business model of GrabCAD, competitors, nature of typical customer, GrabCAD Toolbox, moving to cloud, isicad, Apr 25, 2014 (more PLM articles, cloud articles)

ANSYS Channel Worries, Russia Drag Down Q1 - revenue from software licenses was $126 million, up 6%, revenue from North America was $77 million, up 9%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 9, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Encouraging New License Sales Lead DS to 'Decent' 2014 - total revenue was up 4% y/y, double-digit new license revenue growth in Asia, revenue was up 3%, Europe Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 7, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

Point Clouds, Scanning, and SketchUp - Trimble Scan Explorer extension helps import scan data from Trimble RealWorks projects into SketchUp Pro as references for building 3D models, Richard Hassler, SketchUpdate, Apr 24, 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

DWG Files - Which Version of AutoCAD - right click on DWG, open with Notepad, read first 6 characters, match with versions given, Micro Concepts, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Stylizn' Volume Surfaces - set 'use color scheme' option to true to control contour of volume surface, set desired number of rages, manually set look for contours in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, May 12, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Changing Visual Style of View Port - select viewport, make sure visual style, shade plot are set to 'shaded and conceptual' in properties window, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, Apr 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting Ready for Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Migrating Design Data - take backup of design data, access library manager, browse design data from style library 1, choose destination directory for style library 2, migrate data, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 9, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor View Representation Assembly Drawing View - create required view reps, lock it, create drawing view for each of view reps, make sure drawing views are associative, David Gate, CADline, May 12, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sweep Length Reporting - using iLogic for specialized reporting of sweep lengths for BOM, parts list usage in Inventor, control basic parameters, reporting fields in iLogic forms, YouTube, May 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic Forms in Drawings - difference between prompted entries, iProperties in Inventor YouTube, May 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2015 - New Features - ability to add images to schedules to illustrate design intent to all stakeholders involved in building projects, John Flanagan, CADline, May 9, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Room Editor Element Properties and the Async Trap - implement save_doc function to store modified document in Revit, set window location within database response handler if that path is taken, in main thread otherwise, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Dynamo - Sheet Counter - describing dynamo definition that counts total number of sheets in submission set, keeps appropriate parameters in sheet, Jason Andersen, Serial_NonStandard, May 11, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Five-Axis Myths - loose rigidity with 5-axis machining, full 5-axis machining is better than 3+2 machining, trunnion-style 5-axis machining center is preferred for moldmaking over swivel head 5-axis machine, Michael Cope, MoldMaking Technology, May 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Updated Hypertherm ProNest CAD/CAM Software - scribe-text function to add varied information to parts, tab enhancements for laser cutting, custom remnant module to enter dimensions of irregular plate or remnant, nest geometry of other parts on that plate, Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, Apr 30, 2014 (more CAM articles, engineering articles)

Creating Multiple Angular Planes as Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS - select plane as first reference, then select multiple plane option before picking axis, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Secret to Putting at the Masters at Augusta - consider aerodynamic drag, friction, rolling resistance while estimating range of golf ball speeds that will allow ball to drop in cup using SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Cycle Active Sketch Tool - cycle between line tool, tangent arc tool without ever leaving line command in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, May 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Save Early and Save Often in SOLIDWORKS - new 'save as copy' function saves copy of current document under new name, opens it immediately for editing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 9, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

DIY Guy - Q&A with industrial designer Zach Burhop about his interests, designing work, involvement with Solid Edge for creating technical drawings, interest in 3D printing equipment, innovative projects, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, May 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles, CAM articles)

Solid Edge - Select Set Filters - automatic, manual select tools within Solid Edge, Matt Johnson, YouTube, May 7, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Mapping Your World with AutoCAD 2015 - geolocation feature is intuitive, well streamlined to help user set geographic location from map, capture, plot map data, increase/decrease map image resolution, attach map data, PDF underlay, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, May 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Get All Graphic Performance Tuning in AutoCAD 2015 - activate GRAPHICSCONFIG command to turn on/off full shadow display, visit graphic performance dialog box to check all performance tuner log, add hyphen before command to suppress dialog boxes in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Create the Chimney Body from the Wall Object - open style manager, go to standard style to create copy of wall cleanup group definitions list, set new style name, drag wall style into drawing area by using pipette in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, May 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Export Geometry from Navisworks into Revit and Back Again Using Only AutoCAD - export FBX from Navisworks to limit polygons, un-tick cameras, block options located in FBX import page before saving DWG, open Revit to link DWG file, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 8, 2014 (more Navisworks articles, AutoCAD tips, Revit tutorials)

Navisworks 2015: 2D Sheet Takeoff - new version includes polyline, rectangle, count tools for placing quantification objects, check new methods to extract quantifies from full-size DWF files into items within Navisworks Quantification workbook, James Cowan, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Performance Tips - update video card drive, turn off graphics performance tool, uncheck preview options in preview section available in selection tab, log off Autodesk 360 account if not online, uncheck background plotting, publishing, Tony Carcamo, Tony's Civil 3D World, May 8, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Adding Arborescence to the Toolbox - press edit toolbox content button, add new root category, rename root category, save category before adding it to toolbox in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, May 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Drawing Update Will Not Finish in Inventor - open drawing by enabling 'defer updates' option, turn off background updates for drawing, disable defer updates for document, raster view mode for drawing view in Inventor, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How Much Oil/Water/Air in That System? - open pipe run to observe components that make up pipe run, invoke derive command to model inside pipes, fittings in Inventor, Neil Markham, CADPro Systems, May 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Best Practices for Worksets - close redundant worksets from worksets dialog box, specify visibility when creating worksets, check if same Revit build is installed on PCs sharing worksets, maintain sufficient backups in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Multi-Threading Throws Exceptions in Revit 2015 - Revit add-ins are not allowed to access Revit API from separate threads, avoid employing multi-threads that can cause unexpected new exceptions in code, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Robotics Using SOLIDWORKS Motion - setup motor study with hinge mates, employ path mate to drive motion study that leads to extraction of hinge mate displacements, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 2 - open 2 similar documents, activate document to be checked using design checker, run 'check against existing file' option to create new standard of file, specify major items before checking comparison results, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Tracer Studies - display flow trajectories to view wind movement around buildings, check iso-surfaces of tracer mass fraction to estimate areas of high traffic pollution in SOLIDWORKS, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Ordering Holes in a Hole Table - create blank hole table, avoid selecting any faces or edges, edit table by selecting first hole to be tagged in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Copy and Paste Appearances - copy appearance from geometry using keyboard shortcuts, select target to paste copied appearance in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - Validate and Rebuild a Workgroup PDM Vault - keep file metadata clean, error free by validating, rebuilding Vault on regular basis, Ron Grover, YouTube, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Curved Springs - create helical springs that are not straight in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, May 8, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Multi-Snap and Setting Priority - setting multi-snap, priority multi-snap 1, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, May 6, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

What are the Different Types of Architecture Firms? - discussing shared firm vision, individuals with shared baseline, firm in chaos, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, May 7, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Productivity Tips for Maxwell Render When Used with SketchUp - tips for minimizing memory usage, speeding up both workflow, rendering, Jeremy Hill, Novedge, May 7, 2014 (more SketchUp articles, Maxwell Render articles)

COFES 2014: Focuses on the Year 2020 and 20/20 Vision - 'Maker Faire for minds', attending COFES is educational experience, encourages active exchanges on various topics, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, May 7, 2014 (more CAD show articles, engineering articles)

Splitting PDF Documents with Bluebeam Revu - rename sheets to their page number, their sheet name, pick range of pages to change, select 'extract pages' from document menu, Bill Debevc, CloudsCarsCameras, May 7, 2014 (more PDF articles)

Hide High Level Windows - select wall containing high level windows, set floor plan display to projected, projected with overhead or cut only, open floor plan cut plane settings to set cut plane height in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, May 8, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD: Hatch Snapping - launch options dialog, open drawing tab to uncheck 'ignore hatch objects' box, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tutorials)

AutoCAD 2015: Restoring the Classic Workspace - save current workspace, show menu bar, apply RIBBONCLOSE command before turning on toolbars in AutoCAD, Justin Doughty, CADline, May 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tutorials)

How to Change the Standalone Serial Number Without Uninstalling/Reinstalling - enter ABOUT in command line, click on product information button followed by update button, enter new serial number to activate product license in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

DWG File Type Associativity in Windows - select AutoCAD DWG launcher, enable checkbox 'always use selected program to open this kind of file' to associate DWG files with DWG launcher, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Add an Icon to the Symbol Library Menu in AutoCAD Electrical - start icon menu wizard command from other tools panel, select menu file to edit, visit menu wizard to navigate to menu, open add icon component dialog to create icon, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

DWG/DXF Import: Spline Rendering Panel - apply modify panel controls to change settings of each object, check spline rendering options before selecting viewport/renderer group, radial/rectangular shape in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, 3ds Max tutorials)

Slope Increment - Civil 3D Pipe Rules .NET - open C3DPipeNetworkRules.sln file in Visual Studio Express, visit solutions explorer to select project properties, click add folder in reference paths window before checking build output path value in compile tab, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, May 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Images in Schedules Using Revit 2015 - users can associate image parameter with image loaded in Revit, when built into family, check 'manage image' dialog box enhancements that embed images in project, create legend-type schedules, Cesar Escalante, Ideate, May 7, 2014 (more Revit articles)

On Handling Warnings and Failures - call SetProcessingResult method on event argument, specify ProceedWithCommit to resolve failures using failure API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Generating Custom Inspection Reports in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - create customized report templates, add characteristic token to characteristic number, generate custom inspection reports column, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 1 - setting file location to search for .swstd files, running check active document, correcting filed checks, validating additional documents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

The Sketch Driven Pattern Feature - creating array of tapped holes at irregular intervals in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Duplicating Studies for Different Configurations - duplicate study with proper configuration, generate new study, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Radiation in Thermal Simulation Studies - apply absolute zero starting condition, specify radiation on both emitting, receiving bodies in bulb model with surrounding hollow hemisphere, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Modeling for SOLIDWORKS Simulation - maintain simplicity of model, avoid interferences that cause problems while meshing, bonding components, encourage touching faces, insert symmetry, optimizations carefully, define mid-surfaces to geometry, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

A Linear Pattern Design Library Feature - Unistrut Weldments - create fully automated design library feature that includes slotted cut, automatically determines direction, number of instances needed to pattern it along structural member in SOLIDWORKS, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - PhotoView 360 Transparent Materials - avoid getting black spots when rendering through transparent bodies by using rendering quality, custom render settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 7, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Take an Online CAD Course with Global eTraining - interactive system for creating, taking training courses, Generator runs in HTML5-compatible Web browsers, pricing begins at $299 for single course, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, May 6, 2014 (more CAD training articles)

CFD Software Automatically Models How Moving Parts Affect Airflow - Converge automatically generates meshes, has boundary-embedding tool to specify higher fineness of important shapes in model, adaptive mesh refinement tool for maximum model accuracy, Elisabeth Eitel, Machine Design, May 6, 2014 (more CFD articles)

3 Key Questions as ANSYS Acquires SpaceClaim - tighter integrations to enable engineers, full-blown CAD offering, parametric driven design studies, Chad Jackson, Lifecycle Insights, May 6, 2014 (more ANSYS articles, SpaceClaim articles)

6 Things a Brand New CNCer Should Learn to Get Started - understand CNC software stack, know about different kinds of CNC machine, basic G-Code, basic feeds, speeds, make part from start to finish, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, May 6, 2014 (more CAM articles)

EXALEAD OnePart - Searching File References and 3D Similarity - identify, browse CAD file references, explore, 3D similarity, YouTube, May 6, 2014

About Exporting AutoCAD DWG Files - export model that is structured with layers, instances, or colors, open exported drawing to display isometric view facing positive XY direction instead of front elevation view, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Settings for Updating AutoCAD Preview Images - avail Vault administrator rights to access visualization settings, select options from visualizations tab before choosing particular AutoCAD application to be applied, Kim Hyde, CADline, May 6, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Civil 3D Import Panel - import Civil 3D data into civil view, install civil view exporter to generate VSP3D files, check object types supported by civil view, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Linking AutoCAD, FBX, or Revit Files - select camera view if file is RVT file with multiple cameras, define presets while linking file, turn on rescale, change incoming file units when file has DWG or DXF extensions, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, 3ds Max tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Pretty as a Picture in PLM 360 - set advanced print view with section that has image field, modify highlighted line before viewing final results, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, May 6, 2014 (more PLM articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

iLogic - Clean Up Vault Workspace - search all files checked out in Vault, check in all files, keep backup of local Vault workspace folder before running iLogic rule in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, May 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Viewport Title Line - clean up view before adding to sheet, nest few labels of different widths for short, long, longest title situations where text should or should not wrap in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Plant Graphics - Symbols and Color - add simple, complex, scalable symbols into family by adjusting yes/no type parameter, turn RPC component off in plan, nest color circle as detail component while working on color site plan in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, May 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Create Threads - create sketch on plane where threading should start, apply spiral/helix command to set parameters before generating profile for sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Calculate Internal Fluid Volume Using the SOLIDWORKS Intersect Tool - intersect command to find solid volumes between intersecting geometry, isolate internal value before using mass properties command to calculate fluid volumes, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Link - employ 'link child to parent' tool to create child-parent relationships between actors, apply pivot transformation mode to align each child-parent group's pivots, assign appropriate kinematic link type, drag actors to visualize monitors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tip: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage - run fill, pack warp study, export STL from plastics, create new configuration in part to maintain geometric tweaks, run ScanTo3D add-in for importing mesh, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, May 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 1 - UI, fundamentals, sketching enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2014, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 2 - improvements related to parts, features, sheetmetal, PhotoView, graphics, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 3 - drawings, assembly enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2014, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS articles)

Dassault Systemes Introduces 3D Experience Platform to COE - benefits to customers: faster access to complex models, applications capable of running on 3D Experience platform can work together more efficiently, Stephen Wolfe, Graphic Speak, May 5, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling - United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines, industry leaders are making efforts to bring change, Gideon Fink Shapiro, Architect, May 2, 2014 (more AEC articles)

What I Saw at COFES (and What I Didn't) - Fujitsu offering its iCAD software for $13,000, IntelliCAD 8 beta from ITC, 'Geometric Modeling' book from Nikolai Golovanov of ASCON Group announced, talk abot online MCAD from Lagoa, upFront.eZine, May 6, 2014 (more CAD show articles, engineering articles, MCAD articles)

Adjust Multiline Attribute Line Spacing - highlight text in editor, click line spacing button, open paragraph dialog box to check paragraph line spacing box, set line spacing in AutoCAD, Levi Connolly, Cadalyst, May 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Editing the Value of a Block Attribute - select block with attribute values, open enhanced attribute editor dialog box to pick attribute whose value is to be changed, else invoke EATTEDIT command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD block tutorials)

Adding a WPF Document Tab in AutoCAD 2015 Using .NET - invoke ADW command to create new window inside AutoCAD frame, TH command to tile 2 windows horizontally, BLOG command before tiling windows vertically to obtain 3 windows across width of application frame, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

BOM Text Color in AutoCAD Plant 3D Isometrics - select first row in BOM table to unlock content properties, change text color before locking content, format in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, May 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

What's New in Civil 3D 2015: Maintain Targets Even After Replacing Subassembly - new command line option allows subassembly insertion, replacement, opting replace option will offer choice to maintain targets in Civil 3D 2015, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, May 5, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Pattern a Part From an Existing Array - add part to assembly along with hardware, select component button to pick hardware, choose associated feature pattern along with hole pattern to update patterned array of hardware to new hole pattern in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, May 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2015: Sweeps with a Twist - new twist option in sweep command offers normal sweeping operations, new setting allows controlling number of rotations in form of degrees around path while it sweeps, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, May 5, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Getting Ready for Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Migrating Custom Templates - start task scheduler, choose create task followed by migrate files option to setup screen for migration, add files, folder from Vault before checking local options, Vault settings, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, May 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Integrating CAM with CAD is a Big Deal for Design Engineers and Machine Shops - importance of integrated CAM, easy-to-use Inventor HSM offers model accuracy, faster Processing Speed, perpetual licenses start at $7,500, John Hayes, ENGINEERING.com, May 5, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Tips, Tools & Workarounds - create wall openings to manipulate lines, extend lines beyond beam edge to allow smooth cutting with Revit cutting tool, determine benefits of family, combine families, difference between family parameters, scheduling functions, assembly options, Scott Melching, AUGI Library, May 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Keep Working Sections from Printing in Revit - apply filters command to create filter, visit filters tab in visibility/graphics overrides dialog box to apply filters to view in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Password Locking Worksets with a Hidden Username - enter username to get inside Revit, copy username into MS Word before changing it to different font, copy username back into Revit, re-launch MS Word during creation of hidden username, Navid Hoorzad, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, May 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: Ribbon Tooltip Video Will Not Close After Moving the Cursor Off of It - run windows updates to keep PC updated, check if video card is certified, set user account control setting to never notify, else turn off tool tips before launching Revit, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Driving a Host Reporting Parameter by a Nested Formulaically Derived Parameter - remove family from nested family, add instance parameter, visit family types dialog to modify parameter, tick reporting box before reinstating formula in Revit, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Your Own Custom CommandManager Tab - click on customize CommandManager to display all tabs depending on SOLIDWORKS product, customize empty tab by pressing commands tab, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM to SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - EPDM uses native Windows explorer-based interface that provides access to all departments in business, connects with MRP, ERP systems, implements better workflow, allows reusing design data, generates audit trail, Rod Mackay, Javelin Technologies, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Update and Replace Part Data - employ update data tool to make changes to part, click on replace data option to select type of part to replace in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Joe McDiarmid, HRS Blog, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Using Surface Finish Appearances - employ surface finish tab when applying appearances to model, check differences between bumps, displacement maps in PhotoView 360, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Align Annotation Note Numbering - adjust indentation spacing when using numbering in annotation notes in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 5, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Notes with Multiple Leaders - place note down with its initial leader, select note, hold down ctrl key, drag box to desired location to create another leader in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 6, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Solid Edge Easter Egg and Stuff Under the Hood - round tour of the various links, features on Solid Edge startup page, discusses several hidden options, tips related to various resources available for new, experienced users, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, May 3, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Architosh Looks at Graphisoft EcoDesigner STAR - software is 'built-in' BIM to building energy model workflow, meets requirements ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.1 for LEED system credits, does thermal bridge simulation, handles on-site renewable energy, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 5, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Opening Files Fast - check computer speed, load only required library, select ground floor view when opening/closing file, employ window menu function to close all background windows before saving file in ArchiCAD, James Service, Cadimage, May 5, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Roof Covering Plan View Display - go to display options to open 'plan view symbol' page, select settings dialog to pick each story location, choose components to be displayed in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, May 3, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Adding a Cursor Badge in AutoCAD 2015 Using .NET - ability of public API to add own cursor badges, generate bitmap programmatically before converting that into format needed for cursor badge, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Non-DWG Window in AutoCAD 2015 Using .Net - build project with .Net framework set to 4.5, netload dll in AutoCAD 2015, run 'MyWnd' command to create non-DWG document window, invoke InsertSmiley command in another drawing to generate smiley, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Copy Settings Between ASD Drawings - open drawing, select file from ASD center tab in object inspector, locate drawing before selecting, adding styles in current AutoCAD drawing, Gareth Spencer, CADline, May 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD tutorials)

Position Number vs Row Order vs Detail ID - details IDs are specific to occurrence within BOM, position number identifies BOM row that can be edited unlike detail IDs, row order behaves like position number but prevents from getting overwritten when updating, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, May 2, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor 2015: What's New - Sketch Relax Mode - mode relaxes sketch constraints, dimensions when dragging geometry, visit new constraints settings dialog to view working of mode in Inventor, David Gate, CADline, May 2, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Making the Right Selection with AutoCAD 2015 - lasso selection to select bunch of objects, useful new spacebar toggle to switch between crossing, window, fence, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, May 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Q&A About Dynamo - Autodesk investing time into dynamo, competition with Grasshopper, early water-cooler conversations about Dynamo, future, Zach Kron, BUILDZ, May 3, 2014 (more Vasari articles)

Room Separation Lines - open new Revit project, click import CAD button, select file to import, employ room/area tools to place room/area tags, room separator tool to draw room boundaries in CAD import file, John Flanagan, CADline, May 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP - Wish for a Secondary Option - employ secondary distribution system parameter located in electrical properties palette to load group along with other read-only parameters in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, May 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

IFC Helping Wall Joins - save architectural file with different name to allow structural file strip non-structural layers of walls, deal with structural wall openings by keeping doors, windows or replace them with opening families in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, May 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

IFC Exporter Open Source Wiki - IFC exporter for Revit project is misnamed in 2015 version, renaming is required as it includes import, export, avail both IFC export, IFC export UI overrides in Revit 2013-2015 version, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, May 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit - Residential Door Tag - create 6 parameters to create door tag that combines whole foot value, whole inch value, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

7 Keys to Working with Outside Simulation Analysts - decide about need of consultant, choose right company, determine path that starts at proposal, ends with results, communication, progress tracking are critical, ensure analysis received is valid, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

ANSYS Buys SpaceClaim (Finally) - for $85 million in cash, expects SpaceClaim to have revenue of about $14 million in 2014, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 1, 2014 (more ANSYS articles, SpaceClaim articles)

Joints and Connections in FEA - discussing bolting requirements, FEA simulation, bolt preload, 1D bolt modeling, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, May 5, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Why Do I Have to Follow the Rules in SOLIDWORKS - apply relations over dimensions to sketch, features instead of sketches, compares single sketch vs sketch per feature, cut extrude vs hole wizard, surface vs solid features in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Add More Realism to Your SOLIDWORKS View with Ambient Occlusion - add passive shadows to highlight features by contrasting darker areas to lighter, enable RealView, shadows, ambient occlusion to improve performance of SOLIDWORKS model, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Viewing STL Files in the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Preview Tab - change file if navigation to registry is easy, add registry with every release of SOLIDWORKS, Luke Davis, HRS Blog, May 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard and Toolbox Cannot Be Used After Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update - search system.mdb file, delete file before rebooting pc, re-launch SOLIDWORKS to check if hole wizard, toolbox functionalities are working, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, May 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Rapid Prototyping's New Rules of Engagement - responsiveness, effective communication, helping customers through learning curve via education, handholding creates true prototyping services experience, Beth Stackpole, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Feature-Based CAD from Lagoa, Coming to a Browser Near You - upcoming product offers simpler, intuitive drag and drop assemble functions, ability to work in fully ray-traced, interactive mode during geometry creation, editing, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 1, 2014 (more rendering articles, cloud articles)

Middlemen, Middleware Unlock the Public Cloud - cloud computing offers cost-effective solution to growing complexity of simulation jobs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2014 (more cloud articles)

Using Solibri for Model Comparison - load 2 files, visit checking tab to start model comparison rule, edit rule parameters before declaring IFC model as old/new to rule in ArchiCAD, Mark Horrocks, Cadimage, May 2, 2014 (more Solibri articles, ArchiCAD tutorials)

BIMx - Sharing BIMx Hyper Models with Clients - exploring both 3D model as well as 2D documents of shared BIMx hyper model, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Sheet Metal Packs a Punch - new version allows application of punch to flat pattern in background, addition of cut normal option in cut dialog, A-Side definition command in flat pattern panel, create flat pattern with unfold/refold command, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 2, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Copy InfraWorks Styles from One Model to Another - click save icon located at top of style palette to export styles from InfraWorks, maintain library of style export files to use them when required, Eric Chappell's Blog, May 1, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Migrating Custom Places Bar Entries - run regedit.exe, expand registry, right click on AllAnavDialogs key to choose expert, save registry file once registry path at top of file matches path in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Non-DWG Window in AutoCAD 2015 - build sample project with Platform Toolset v110 in Visual Studio 2012, start AutoCAD 2015, load arx module, run ShowMyWnd command to create non-DWG document window in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Recognizing Cancel When Using acedCommandC - employ acedCmdCWasCancelled, acedCallBackOnCancel methods to avoid cancelling command without providing input in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Coordinates of Points in a Point Cloud Entity - application of traverseAllPointData method to identify coordinates of point in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Autodesk Vault Add-Ins Missing - right click on Vault-client application, select uninstall/change, choose add or remove features in Vault-client install window before clicking on update, Chris Turner, CADline, May 1, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Managing Revit Data with Assemble from Assemble Systems - cloud-based app to manage, coordinate, control construction projects, has easy-to-use, responsive online model viewer, impressive sync, model variance features, provides greater accuracy for real-time cost estimation, Michael Rotolo, CADdigest.com, Apr 28, 2014 (more AEC articles, Revit articles)

Link an IFC File into a Revit Family RFA File - copy IFC file to be linked into same folder, rename source RVT to IFC.ifc, open RFA file, switch to IFC tab to convert, link in IFC, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Gherkin Rings - create abstracted version of Gherkin floor plate in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, May 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Better Simulations: Are You Missing Math Tools? - industry experts advocate use of products like Mathcad, MATLAB, Maple 17, MapleSim into design workflow for model verification, processing large amounts of data, Pamela Waterman, Desktop Engineering, Mar 29, 2014 (more engineering analysis articles)

Local Mesh Refinement, Pt 3 - Simulation CFD - making changes to mesh sizing using tools in Simulation CFD, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Apr 29, 2014 (more CFD articles)

ANSYS Sets Q1 Revenue Record, Acquires SpaceClaim - $215.3 million revenue earned, geopolitical tension slowed sales in Europe, big industrial equipment makers were among biggest buyers in quarter, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 1, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Modeling Thermal Fatigue in Nonlinear Materials - learn about thermal fatigue, material nonlinearity, stable load cycle, Mateusz Stec, COMSOL Blog, May 1, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Helical Sheet Metal Modeling - create helix based on height, revolution, generate swept surface using helix as guide curve, form opening for shaft before invoking surface trim command to remove surface data in SOLIDWORKS, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Itemized Reports Made Simple for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - reporting functionality allows generate multiple reports easily, check 'activate expert mode' option to customize reports for maximum communication, design reports during design process in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 1, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Power Select - tool offers primary selection options for edges, features, faces, loops, establish categories of refinement by setting appropriate filters, parameters in SOLIDWORKS, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, May 1, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Microsoft Office Add-In for EPDM - ensure whether 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office is running, log into SOLIDWORKS customer portal to download updates, click appropriate MS Office add-in before clicking on run, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, May 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Defining a Motor Starter with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - integration of electrical schematics, 3D CAD data, tip to automate cross referencing between symbols, vendor data in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

How Much GPU Memory Do You Need for CAD? - brief history of GPU memory uses, big effect on CAD performance, rules of thumb for GPU memory, Alex Herrera, Cadalyst, Apr 30, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

MicroStation Tip: Send to Back - use combination of power selector mode and bring to front command to display gray block behind all of other elements, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 29, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

NX Quick Tips: Fill Surface - creating high quality single surface from boundary of curves or edges, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

How to Integrate Functions without Knowing the Limits of the Integral - calculating integral of quadratic function using integrate function in COMSOL Multiphysics, determining operating conditions of heat exchanger, Walter Frei, COMSOL Blog, Apr 30, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

3D Printing in Multiple Materials and Vivid Colors - Objet500 Connex3 printer can simulate precise look, feel, function of finished products, Jennifer Calhoon, 3D CAD World, Apr 30, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

ArchiCAD - Revit Structure Workflow - free ArchiCAD Connection add-in improves IFC model-based, bi-directional data exchange between ArchiCAD, Revit, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Schedule Tables in ACA - understanding schedule tags, tools, styles, property set definitions, formats for creating schedule table styles, setting property data formats, property set definitions, insert, update, create, export schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Jigging an AutoCAD Hatch Using .NET - c# code to ensure that hatch loop gets added, removed at right places in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Productivity Enhancements Using AutoCAD 2015 Reality Capture - new version allows opening ReCap from within AutoCAD to process LAS files, point cloud lighting tool offers better visualization of point cloud data, avail performance enhancements, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Apr 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Hey InfraWorks - Where are My Tooltips? - hit select icon located on utility bar, or right click on object to pick exit edit mode in InfraWorks, Eric Chappell's Blog, Apr 30, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Remove Missing OLE Links Using ReferencedOLEFileDescriptor - employ delete method of ReferencedOLEFileDescriptor in part file to remove OLE links, set SilentOperation of application to true to avoid dialogs in Inventor, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 30, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Free Your Forms with Autodesk Inventor 2015 - T-Splines technology offers new way of creating organic forms, convert T-Splines body to solid body with Autodesk tools, transform workflows from history-based modeler to true hybrid with direct edit functionality, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Apr 30, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Parameters in Revit 2015 - ability to adjust order of parameters, check new built-in tooltip function to add tooltips to family parameters in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Apr 30, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit as a Service and Sheet-View-Element Transforms - scale sheets to form, place each view in corresponding viewport on sheet, elements in appropriate positions in each viewport, handle family instance transformations in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Reasons to be Cheerful - About Revit Adaptive Components - control orientation in 3 dimensions with multiple placement points, apply adaptive points to snap elements in 3D space, host points on lines, arcs, control rotation within families in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How Many Levels - avoid creating new views for levels that already have at least one view associated with them in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Inside SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual - Dassault Systemes' foray into 3D direct editing, motion-study space may suggest brand's future direction, Ralph Grabowski, Design Engineering, Apr 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SOLIDWORKS Slot Mates - expand mechanical mates in PropertyManager, select slot followed by slot face, feature to mate to it in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Help: Why Do My Files Open Read-Only - change system options, apply EPDM add-in to check out files, ensure that SOLIDWORKS workgroup PDM add-in is not active, files are not checked out on another workstation, Andrew Bornstein, MCAD Tech Blog, Apr 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

How to Show Part Color in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing HLR/HLV View - visit system options to modify color for entire assembly, select detailing located in document properties list to set display filter in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Keeping Up Appearances with SOLIDWORKS - turn on RealView graphics to enhance graphics of part or assembly file, define material for each body in part to ensure that graphics work, override visual characteristics with any available appearance in library, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 30, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's Inside? IntelliCAD 8 - 64-bit version for handling larger drawing files, using all available RAM, read, write files in native DWG 2013-2014 format, New dialog boxes for several commands, Advanced rendering component, Civil 3D API, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 29, 2014 (more IntelliCAD articles)

How to Smooth 3D Printed Parts - sanding, bead blasting, vapor smoothing are most popular methods for achieving smooth finish of 3D printed parts, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, Apr 29, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

modo 801 Updates Pay Off for the Product Designers - more control when painting curved lines over surfaces, new physically based thin film material, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 28, 2014 (more modo articles)

The Strength of the Weak Form - derive weak equation from classic equation, using test functions to approximate solution, weak equation in COMSOL syntax, benefits of weak form approach, Bettina Schieche, COMSOL Blog, Apr 29, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

How to Make a Splash in CFD - simulating water droplet falling into pool of water, Richard Smith, Symscape, Apr 29, 2014 (more CFD articles)

The Importance of BIM Standards - BIM guidelines by New York Department of Design and Construction consider end-use of model for multiple client agencies, Caron Beesley, Acronym Online, Apr 28, 2014 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - new dark ribbon, panel, status bar is introduced, workspace drop down in QAT is turned off by default, block galleries are added, allows access to control tools from view tab, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Inventor - Style Migration on a Template - select styles library to read-write styles, open styles editor to modify styles, change dims, styles, lines or leaders, exit styles manager before saving style in Inventor, Procad Software Blog, Apr 28, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Problems Migrating Catalogue Data - apply migration utility available in project ribbon bar to merge, import previous versions data into AutoCAD Electrical 2015 structure, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Assign Item Numbers to Subassembly Parts in AutoCAD Electrical - apply multiple catalog option to add fuse without making any changes to typical installation, else employ manual option located in panel tab of icon menu to insert generic marker on panel drawing, Todd Schmoock, Synergis, Apr 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Revit Architecture 2015 - New Features - graphic display dialog box offers new sketchy lines option, activating such option will allow setting hand drawn style to model or dimension 3D views in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 29, 2014 (more Revit articles

Revision Improvements in Revit 2015 - improved sketch method offers control over consistency of cloud arcs due to less clicking, minimum arch length setting, check ability to delete revision sequences within sheet issues, revisions dialogue box, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 29, 2014 (more Revit articles

Roof Tile for Cone Roof - adjust tiles depending on their location, create 2 point adaptive cone family, form two layered faces before building UV grid on surface, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Apr 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Material Take-Off with Cost in Currency with Revit - create new schedule, click on material take-off located in view tab, add fields, set filter, adjust formatting, appearance in Revit, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How Often Do You Use Recognize Feature? - run import diagnostics on part, click attempt to heal all as dialog box opens stating presence gaps or faulty faces, select appropriate recognition mode once feature recognition is ensued in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Design Study? More Like Convergence Analysis, Pt 1 - calculate values at many points, connect them with straight lines to obtain accurate representation in SOLIDWORKS, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Saving Your Configuration Table - double click on table that pops up from configuration manager table or right click on component, feature to select configure component option in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Geometry Selection Tips for No Penetration Contact Set in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - employ source, target geometrical entities for creating no penetration contact sets, check before setting face1, face2 as source or target in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Colors and Textures - apply appearances using SOLIDWORKS Composer, handle possible problems that might surface in this process, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Up to Edge Flange - process to connect components in assembly with sheet metal bracket using 'up to edge and merge' flange end conditions, Kevin Lynk, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Nemetschek Vectorworks Architect 2014 - easy-to-use help feature, new OpenGL engine simplifies solar modeling, WalkThrough feature, fast interactive display, AutoCAD compatibility improvements, new section viewport technology, eye dropper tool, taper modeling feature, John Helm, Architosh, Apr 28, 2014 (more Vectorworks reviews)

What I Learned at COFES 2014 - clash between techno-optimists and techno-pessimists, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 29, 2014 (more CAD show articles, engineering articles)

SpaceClaim 2014 SP1 - new 3D print focused module that is charged at $1,200 on top of base costs, LiveReview tools for collaboration are currently free, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 28, 2014 (more SpaceClaim reviews)

Modifying Autodesk Deployments - 'create & modify a deployment' tool to change anything about deployment, fixing path to find deployment, Jarod Schultz, Apr 28, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Hatch Tip: Create Ceiling Pattern Faster and Get Smaller File Size - activate HATCH command to view new patterns on list, apply 'set origin' button to adjust origin point, employ multifunctional grips to modify hatch in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Web-Page as a Document Tab in AutoCAD 2015 Using .NET - apply head request to verify existence of page, assign asynchronous helper to check validity, presence of URL before calling new API in AutoCAD 2015 to load page, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Save Your Drawings to the Cloud with Autodesk 360 - automatically save backup copy of drawing files to Autodesk 360 for easy access, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

3 Navisworks Expert Tips - Copy View Names to Text, Quickly Clear Sets List, Shader Style Selection - open 'choose columns' in SysExporter to select view names to be exported in list, delete search sets without waiting to select all items, apply gourad shader style in Navisworks 2015, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Apr 29, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Won't You Please Help Me? - exploring online help menu from help tab on ribbon, 'what's new,' tutorial sections, task workflows, knowledge base, discussion groups in Civil 3D, Sam Lucido, AUGI Library, Apr 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing Point File Format Names and Their Extension Using Civil 3D .NET API - iterate PointFileFormatCollection object, extract name or file extension in Civil 3D 2015, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Animation Within Vehicle Tracking - create swept path, choose animate to open vehicle tracking animation toolbar, pick among fly-by-camera, animate in 3D, snapshot, settings, record options to animate vehicle track in Civil 3D, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Direct Edits in Autodesk Inventor 2015 - modeling workflow is simplified within Inventor modeling interface, direct edits are now linked to parameters that allows saving all direct edits in feature browser, Clinton Brown, CADline, Apr 25, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Thread Cutting in Bolt and Nut in Inventor - create thread on nut, bolt by using thread profile, application of coil tool in Autodesk Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Element Id - Export, Unique, Navisworks and Other Ids - to get unique id for element use Element.UniqueId, discussion on negative element ids, element property drop-down list enumerations in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating Working Sections in Revit - determine sections that are to be used or placed on sheets while creating custom section head, start section command inside project/template file to form section type in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Trimming a Toposurface in Revit - split surface tool in 'massing & site' tab to trim existing toposurface boundary, apply pick line utility to specify split line in Revit, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Structure 2015: Reinforcement Annotation and Documenting Enhancements - improved multi-rebar annotation feature offers better support in documenting reinforced concrete, has ability to show rebar set presentations, Eugene O'Day, Ideate, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating a Flat Roof in Revit Architecture 2015 - check if drawing has suitable level within floor plan, open correct roof drawing settings, sketch footprint of roof, select attach/top base icon to attach selected wall to model elements, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, Apr 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Filters - application of filters, press 'e' in graphics area to filter for edges in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Creating a SOLIDWORKS Reference Plane at an Angle out in Space - create reference sketch before forming reference plane based on sketch line in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 28, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 1 - apply tool to reuse sketches, features, parts, or assemblies within design library in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 2 - prepare geometry, add it in design library before dragging, dropping geometry onto model in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Perfect Pour Planning - Tekla Structures 20 introduces organizer to add considerable contractor value to project model, improved layout point feature, new category to show total number of pours planned, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

Nested Dimple - A Workaround - creating stepped deep drawn sheetmetal parts using dimple command in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 27, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

DS Earnings Highlight V6 Deployments - DS reported total revenue up 4% y/y, ENOVIA revenue was up 6%, 70% of new licenses came from V6 deployments, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 25, 2014 (more CATIA articles)

Layers, Text, & Solids - applying unequal chamfer to solid, using 'find and replace' feature in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2015 - Something New with Selection Methods - mouse selection routines includes additional 'pick and drag' functionality, avail cycle selection method, change window lasso to crossing lasso, check new fence option, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Editing the Parts Catalog, Pt 3: Structure Values - invoke PARTBUILDER command, expand size parameter to select 'edit values' option, select parameter configuration before clicking on edit button to edit structure in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2015: Profile Locking - feature determines linkage between vertical profile entities, horizontal entities, design scenario for comparing profile behavior, lock profile to alignment in Civil 3D, Kate Ming, Ideate, Apr 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Visual Studio .NET Settings for Civil 3D 2015 - Civil 3D 2014 .NET addin runs in 2015 compatibility mode, consider platform enhancements before creating new addin, install folder is absent in new version, state command line arguments before debugging project, Augusto Goncalves, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Apr 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Zoom to a Data Source in InfraWorks - right click item in data sources, select features, click on zoom to selected command located within selection tools on main UI in Civil 3D, Eric Chappell's Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Save Extra Data in Inventor File without Inventor API - verify if Document.RevisionId is not changed after modification, dirty is false in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor BIM Export Properties - open RFA file in Revit, click on family types button to view imported parameters, properties, set 3D view to realistic to verify model, colors, David Gate, CADline, Apr 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Modeling an Energy Chain in Autodesk Inventor - break chain into upper, lower, flat portions, curved section, filter parameters dialog box for energy chain assembly, set iLogic rule in top level, energy chain assembly before driving carriage in top level assembly, Walt Jaquith, Design Engineering, Apr 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit - Propagate Extents - select grid lines, activate propagate extents button, pick levels where grid layouts is to be transferred in Revit, James Philip, CADline, Apr 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Revit 2015 API - major, minor API changes, new units API functions, replacement for Element.Parameter[String] property, shared parameter creation, worksharing, family, view, structural, selection, MEP, IFC, Energy Analysis API modifications, parameters API additions, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault - Managing Vault Revision Blocks for AutoCAD - locate file containing drawing block, copy block into selected file, turn on use of Vault revision block integration via Vault options button, check file into Vault before updating revision block, Kim Hyde, CADline, Apr 25, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

A Quirk in the Vault Plot Command - click IAM file, invoke plot command to obtain respective IDW files for parts/assemblies used in that IAM file, Brendan Henderson, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Apr 28, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

COFES Day 2 in the Afternoon - discussion on politics and engineering software, session on geometric modeling kernels discussed cloud issues, data translation problems, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 26, 2014 (more CAD show articles, engineering articles)

COFES Day 3 - roundtable discussion by Jon Peddie on future hardware, its implication, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 26, 2014 (more CAD show articles, engineering articles, CAD hardware articles)

How to Copy a Surface in SOLIDWORKS - open chair, click surface offset icon to adjust distance required to copy surfaces of 4 legs of chair, check surface bodies box to import 4 surfaces of chair legs into new file, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Apr 26, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Removing User Defined References  - remove user defined references in odd scenario in SOLIDWORKS, Joseph Cutrona of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS PDM articles)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: VBA - Interpreting Your Macro Code, Pt 1 - review recording in macro code, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Some Tips on Configuring RSM as a User - setup wizard to setup, configure RSM on compute servers, add information on cluster node which contains compute server, Ted Harris, PADT Blog, Apr 24, 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

Coupling Heat Transfer with Subsurface Porous Media Flow - governing equations in hydrothermal systems, setting up COMSOL Multiphysics model that features long time predictions for hydro-geothermal application. Phillip Oberdorfer, COMSOL Blog, Apr 24, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Autodesk's 2015 Building Design Portfolio - expanding capabilities of FormIt, Dynamo; Revit 2015 has sketchy lines feature, improved IFC linking; Navisworks 2015 has ability to perform integrated 2D, 3D quantifications, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Getting Started with Revit Macros - open macro manager, create new module, generate new macro, write macro code with C#, Visual Basic .Net, Python or Ruby programming languages, run it to automate repetitive tasks in Revit, Michael Kilkelly, AUGI Library, Apr 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

AutoCAD 2015 - Cursor Badges - improved cursor graphics no longer allows crosshairs extend into pickbox, check new contextual cursor badges, impact of INQUIRY, ZOOM, PAN, ERASE, TRIM, COPY, SCALE, MOVE commands for displaying cursor badges, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Command and Selection Enhancements - offers access to turn on/off lasso selection tool, selected objects now glow when hardware acceleration is turned on, avail command preview option with OFFSET, TRIM, EXTEND commands, improved cursor badges, Kate Ming, Ideate, Apr 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: The Cool Gray Interface and Line Smoothing - soothe eyes with new gray interface, smoother lines in display to get rid of irritating jagged diagonal lines in AutoCAD 2015, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Apr 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Use Master Modeling Techniques in Autodesk Inventor's Sheet Metal Environment - control parametric updates across multiple files, speed up overall model creation, editing time in Inventor, YouTube, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Point File Format - press format button on dialog box displaying message to create new format, select, copy format identical to file, change point numbers as point file format dialog box opens in Civil 3D, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Apr 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Autodesk Vault: To Item or Not to Item, That is the Question - user needs to make sure of item's need; consider following scenarios: no file lifecycling, file lifecycles, both file, item lifecycles, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 24, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Vault Office API Licensing and More - separate license type designed for non-CAD users is cheaper than standard license type, meant for specialized client but has limited functions, restricts in developing own app with API, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 24, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Spring is the Time for Migration: Migrating to Autodesk Vault 2015 from 2014 - check availability of valid backup of Vault filestore, database, allot downtime, update server, consider test migration on separate server, verify backup before running new Vault server installation files, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 24, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

An Overview of Sensors in Solid Edge - use sensors to define, keep track of design parameters for parts, assemblies; exploring different types of sensors, Manny Marquez, Design Fusion, Apr 24, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Mill-Turn Capability in CAMWorks for Solid Edge - minimum criteria for defining mill-turn: ability to perform lathe functions, rotate, lock spindle axis to specific angle, must have live tooling capability on turret, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 23, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

How to Change the Order of Parts on Your SOLIDWORKS BOM - right click on BOM, choose sort to arrange order, group items, drag items up/down by grabbing number that appears when browsing BOM, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Non-Linear Analysis - Stepping Options - employ autostepping option to smoothly get through any points in time where convergence difficulties are encountered, else save data for restarting analysis option in conjunction with restart option in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Solar Access Study in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - new sunlight outdoor lighting option allows locating sunlight source in relation to model, add solar access study to check change in light, shadows throughout day or year in relation to movement of sun, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Fully Define Sketch - employ combination of smart dimension, sketch relations tool to outline sketch, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: Drawing - Working with Detached Drawings - create drawing document, apply dimensions before saving it as detached drawing, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Detached Drawings, Pt 2 - select part to open model, expand extrusion to edit sketch, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Placing Ordinate Dimensions - drag top view of drawing, open projected view to set horizontal/vertical ordinate dimensions, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Comparing Direct Modeling in Solid Edge with SOLIDWORKS - synchronous technology adds layer of intelligence to parts, focuses on solving complex engineering challenges, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Apr 24, 2014 (more Solid Edge reviews, SOLIDWORKS articles)

CAD is the Least of Our Problems, Pt 1 - mobile technologies, collaboration tools, workflows are changing faster than CAD software; CAD managers require forethought to stay ahead of changes, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 23, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

MicroStation Tip: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts - shortcut keys in text editor dialog box, AccuDraw dialog box for changing active snap mode, predefined hotkeys in MicroStation pull down menu, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 22, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Simulating Helmholtz Coils in COMSOL Multiphysics - define magnetic field, simulating coil using built-in 3D magnetic fields interface, Alexandra Foley, COMSOL Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

3D Printer Review: Afinia H-Series Makes Great Parts, Despite Software - H-Series printer prints with fused deposition modeling, comes fully assembled, is compatible with PCs, but no undo button is provided, available for $1,599, Macs, Lindsey Frick, Machine Design, Apr 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping reviews)

Custom Library Locations in KeyShot - set up KeyShot resource folders to custom location, including shared folder over network or access it from NAS drive, KeyShot, Apr 23, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Autodesk Keeps CAM Door Open and Re-Certifies GibbsCAM - GibbsCAM directly opens Autodesk Inventor part models, preserving all information, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 23, 2014 (more Inventor articles, GibbsCAM articles)

Symbols-Printouts - expand display to show symbols on printouts, select type of diagram presentation followed by type of dimension line to be applied to printouts in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD: AutoCAD Acts Like It is Installed However It is Not - reset installer so it doesn't think AutoCAD is already installed, if aborted then search for specified paths in registry, look for product name, remove any keys from GUID level, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Editing the Parts Catalog, Pt 1: Copying a Family - type PARTBUILDER in command line, select part catalog, concrete pipe family, pick modify part size button to open drawing, new tool palette before saving part family as button in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Editing the Parts Catalog, Pt 2: Pipe Values - execute PARTBUILDER command, select pipe as part catalog, pick modify part size button to open parametric part drawing, edit part sizes before saving file in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Does Your InfraWorks Have 'the Works'? - identify version installed in machine: InfraWorks 360 or InfraWorks, Eric Chappell’s Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

iLogic - Exit Rule Based on File Type - apply code to allow iLogic rule automatically exit unless right type of Inventor document is open or active, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Text Tool and Emboss Tool  - open preconstructed part file, employ 'create 2D sketch,' 'project cut edges' tools to understand utility of text, emboss tool in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Application of Sweep Tool and Shell Tool in Autodesk Inventor - open part file to create 2D sketches, work planes, sweep, shell features in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Geometry - specify name, dimension, number of defined spread footings, select add element option to group reinforcing bars in element, specify spread footing dimensions once geometry gets defined in AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Override the Pattern of the Filled Regions in Revit - right-click filled region, select override graphics in view by element to override single filled region, else open visibility/graphic overrides dialog box to set surface patterns for detail items in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Managing a SolidWorks Master Materials Database in Your Enterprise PDM Vault - open folder containing database on SolidWorks client, copy it into Vault, open group properties window to set folder permissions, cache options before saving file, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Apr 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Custom Stamps in eDrawings - create stamps in png, tif, gif, jpeg, bmp format, open stamps option in eDrawings to place it in SOLIDWORKS document, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Isometric Section View - create section view, right-click in section view to select tool, go back by clicking on 'remove isometric view' in SOLIDWORKS, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS - Surfacing Basics - difference between surfaces, solids, advantages of choosing one over other in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, Apr 23, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Reuse MicroStation Profiles for Extrusion - mirroring functionality to create symmetrical extruded objects based on single profile view, YouTube, Apr 22, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

CD-adapco Announces Combined CFD/FEA Simulation Platform at Annual Conference - multi-disciplinary design exploration for STAR-CCM+ platform, key features of v9: enhanced CAD, CAE interoperability, constraint management module, flow solvers, turbulence modeling, Tom Lansford, CADdigest.com, Apr 22, 2014 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, CFD articles)

Natural Frequencies of Immersed Beams - determining natural frequencies, mode shapes using COMSOL Multiphysics, water reduces lowest natural frequencies of beam by 20%, Nagi Elabbasi, COMSOL Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Autodesk ReCap Makes 3D Photos - tools for making 3D models from laser scans and photos more accessible than ever, Autodesk aims for establishing, growing use of 'reality capture,' Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, April 22, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Drawing Back the Curtains - set up project folder, view overview of scene, turn curtain into cloth object, link curtain to driver objects, stimulate cloth, turn pelmet into cloth object before linking it to driver objects in 3ds Max, Joel Bradley, AUGI Library, Apr 22, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Text Symbol Codes in AutoCAD - short cut symbol codes that can be used in SINGLE LINE TEXT, MTEXT commands, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Fabrication CADmep: How to Load Up CADmep - TAKEOFF command to start-up CADmep, open load/unload application dialog box, type APPINFO to borrow license file for fabrication CADmep in AutoCAD MEP, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

UnitCAD for AutoCAD, Pt 1 - create drawing by using parametric blocks in AutoCAD, Risersoft Blog, Mar 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

UnitCAD for AutoCAD, Pt 2 - select parent component definition, add entries in children tab, visit parameters value, override tab to select copy from child, form new drawing as per parameters, Risersoft Blog, Mar 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

UnitCAD for AutoCAD, Pt 3 - select parent component definition, open local parameters tab to add entries, select ‘iPoint’ from parameter list, enter formula to mix, match children, actions in AutoCAD, Risersoft Blog, Mar 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD drawing tutorials)

Onward and Upward: Installing Your Autodesk 2015 Design Suite - click on setup.exe to run installer, check create deployment, tools & utilities options before selecting install option, accept EULA, choose license type before clicking on next to install Autodesk program, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Joints - join command to snap to different geometry, reach close to desired location of feature/face before pressing ctrl key to lock selections to only joint locations of that face, David Gate, CADline, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

'Problems Encountered Saving the File' Error in Inventor on Save As to DXF/DWG - re-register Inventor to allow DWG, DXF translator add-ins work properly, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor 2015 Startup Crashes - extract zip file to user machine, rename file from .txt to .reg, double-click on file to start Inventor 2015, Mike Dickason, Being Inventive, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit to ASD Link for Steel Frames - apply extensions tools to integrate Revit model with AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit and AutoCAD - BIM was born in part when Autodesk needed to differentiate ACA from Revit, choice of Revit over AutoCAD applications is based on user's familiarity with tools, procedures rather than just their productivity, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Charles of the Four Fountains - design drafting view to determine basic tessellation, derive spacing for grid, employ host intersection to move points up, join points in pairs to form loop in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Topo, Pt 1: Create Toposurface - employ 'place to point' option to modify existing topography, apply TINN as base as Revit creates topography by triangulating/interpolating between points, check surface style in Civil 3D, Landarch BIM, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Rotating Reference Planes - draw plane considering specific angle, set parameter to flex, modify angle, adjust plane rotation of angles based on depth in Revit, Landscape Architecture + BIM, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Animations - A Few Recommendations When Saving as .avi - always use plain background in SOLIDWORKS, take care of values on 'save as' settings dialog, turn off key frames, use Windows Movie Maker to save animation to lighter version, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Multiple Flow Result Plots in eDrawings for 2014 - show all plots desired to be included in eDrawings file, right click on results folder, select save image, choose eDrawings file format, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

What's the Right 3D Scanner for You? - available types: structured light, laser scanners, photogrammetry, contact probe; consider factors like portability, accuracy, speed, cost before making purchasing decision, Jordan Pelovitz, LAGOA, Apr 21, 2014 (more 3D scanners articles, reverse engineering articles)

Big New G-Wizard Calculator Release 2.40 Adds New Tool Types and Wizards - feeds, speeds for lathe threading operations, custom CADCAM wizard for estimating cycle time, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Apr 21, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Tips for Using the Wall Distance Interface - understanding functionality of wall distance interface in COMSOL Multiphysics, combining it with another interface, Clemens Ruhl, COMSOL Blog, Apr 21, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Implementing a Custom AutoCAD Object Snap Mode Using .NET - apply SHX font to display transient text properly from start, position text on center of snap point in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

How to Attach Railing to Stair - open design tool catalog - metric in content browser, choose stairs, railings, drag rail into drawing area, set 'attached to' parameter value to stair option before insertion of railing takes place in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 22, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Top 5 Navisworks 2015 Enhancements - better control over Revit faceting factor, combines multi format data into single model, efficient 3D quantification, introduces Autodesk 360 cloud rendering, adds preset rendering settings, improved point cloud data integration, Sham Tickoo, Conquer Navisworks, Apr 19, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Purge Files More Thoroughly - employ radical purge app from Autodesk exchange to get rid of unused annotation scales, explore file hosting xrefs to resolve un-reconciled new layers in AutoCAD 2014, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Configure the Revision Table - dialog allows configuring display of data, visit Vault settings or select enable revision table check-box to access revision table setting, determine whether first/last version of revision value is used, detect revision scheme change, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor Tip: Create a Plane Centered Between 2 Parallel Surfaces - pick work features, plane option from flyout menu located on 3D model tab, create plane at center of 2 surfaces, adjust plane movement by increasing/decreasing size of part, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Working Around Varying Hard Drive Letters for Autodesk Inventor - combining local share, mapping network drive, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 22, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get to Know Your Status Bar in Revit - progress bar displays percentage of file loaded, hints displays program options, worksets icon helps choose active workset, select underlay, pinned items, elements by face, avail filter tool to refine items by category, David Butts, The MEP BIM Engineer, Apr 21, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating an Entourage Family - select template file dialog, open entourage.rft or metric entourage.rft, sketch geometry representing entourage in 2D/3D views, state visibility settings for entourage placeholder before specifying parameters, render appearances in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Mapping AutoCAD SHX Fonts to TrueType Fonts - map fonts by editing shxfontmap.txt using text editor, follow specific format to allow TrueType font mapping in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Stairs - basics of building custom stairs, handrails/guardrails in Revit, David Beach, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

WPF Fill Pattern Viewer Control Benchmark - invoke FillPatternBenchmarkCommand to retrieve all fill patterns from model, display them in form that requires 2 new ViewModel modules in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 22, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Rhino Users' Work with Layouts - assigning properties by detailed view, vimeo, Apr 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

Configuring a Layout for a 3D Metric Model - The Frigate - Rhino tutorial, vimeo, Apr 2014 (more Rhino tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 1 - open new part document, click on feature, sketch options, sheet metal, evaluate tabs to avail tools that are unique to any environment, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 2 - employ extruded boss/base tool to extrude sketch in one/two directions, visit customize command manager to enable/disable command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 3 - create new custom tab, grab to drag any desired tools that is frequently used in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more SOLIDWORKS tutorials)

Alternate Reality: 51 Uses of the ALT Key in Solid Edge - Alt+RMB for view fit, in draft environment, Alt+Click on callout or leader to add any number of extra vertices, Alt+drag to detach PMI dimension or annotation from one model element, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

John Bacus of Trimble Talks to Architosh About SketchUp, Broadly and About Version 2014 - SketchUp 2014 has classifier tool, IFC export capabilities, improved layout feature, updated Ruby 2.0 programming language, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 20, 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: Welcome to the New World of BIM - latest release makes it very easy to attach IFC data to elements, qualifies as BIM software, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Apr 13, 2014 (more SketchUp articles, AEC articles)

BEM - Building Energy Modeling - EcoDesigner STAR helps architects design energy efficient buildings, has thermal bridge analysis feature, ability to fine tune energy efficiency calculations, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

NEC3 Contract Manager - Q&A about NEC3 contracts fitting with 4Projects product proposition, benefits of NEC3, training required, danger of becoming too reliant, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

Nominal Frame Thickness - set nominal frame thickness to WALL_THICKNESS or to dimension of actual frame component to avoid confusing flipping behavior in ArchiCAD 17, James Murray, On Land, Apr 18, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

CNC Cut Files with Autodesk Product Design Suites, Pt 1 - methods of producing 2D CNC cut files or tool paths within Inventor: flat pattern export, export face, export sketch as, create drawing, Scott Moyse, AUGI Library, Apr 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Exporting Grids - create grid in Revit, set CAD format to DWG files, click solids tab in modify DWG/DWF export setup dialog, select export as AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP objects option, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles, Revit tutorials)

Stereoscopic Viewing of 3D Models in Autodesk 360 Cloud - open stereoscopic mode on graphics card, install latest version of graphics card driver, open NVIDIA control panel to set up stereoscopic 3D, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Apr 19, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Using Autodesk Downloads from Autodesk Subscription Center - set download preference to download now rather than install now, open file once download completes, agree to license, service terms to allow Autodesk download manager proceed installation itself, David Metcalf, A Word on BIM, Apr 18, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 New Features: Overview - dark theme, point cloud performance, smoother point cloud objects navigation, enhanced vertical alignment design, align/profile locking features along with improved object label association, corridor section labeling, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Apr 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Civil 3D Can Help You Do the Splits - incorporating semi-automatic split profile views into workflow, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Apr 17, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Getting a Grip on Points - allow grip reappear by ensuring that elevation is assigned to 'default elevation' field located in create points dialog bar in Civil 3D, Leo Lavayen, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015: Graphic Display Options - 'sketchy line' option to make model look like hand drawn drawing, anti-aliasing option to show smoother lines in display, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 21, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Generate Revit Topography from Point Cloud Data - load scans into Recap, delete unwanted points, turn off perspective to easily select points, export point cloud as .rcs/.pcg, add points to surface before linking CAD to bring in contour DWG in Revit, Mark Cronin, better Revit, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Exploding Imported Geometry - explode import symbol into next highest level elements in Revit, select import symbol, click on explode drop-down to explode imported geometry, or imported DWG 3D solid geometry in family editor environment, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Open a File from Vault with the AutoCAD Vault Add-in - log into Vault that consists of file to be edited, maintain file in checked-in state, ensure if permissions to check out file for editing are available before opening file from Vault for editing, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 18, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Customize Your Vault View - select 'define custom view,' add new view to list to create own filtered data set, highlight newly created view to modify, set fields in customize fields window, hit custom filters followed by advanced tab, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Apr 21, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Remove the Line with Fit Spline - enter edit sketch mode, select sketch, locate fit spline tool, adjust fit spline tolerance, hit green check before allowing sketch to be selected as single element in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 SolidWorks Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using the File Explorer in SolidWorks - browse Windows drives, devices to facilitate dragging, dropping of files into SolidWorks environment, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Meshed Up or Messed Up? - root causes of meshing problems, disadvantages of improper meshing, expert-built templates can serve as best practices for nonexpert users, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2014 (more CFD articles)

CPUs, GPUs, APUs and You - simulation software, 3D modeling solutions, advance design systems are being driven by HPC hardware, Frank Ohlhorst, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

LIX: A 3D Printing Pen That Actually Fits in Your Pocket - extremely portable, comfortable to use, height of 6.45", diameter of 0.5", aluminum body. Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Apr 17, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Graphisoft's New BIMcloud - BIMcloud works as intermediary or gateway between individual users, servers that actual hold model data, can be deployed on public cloud or run from private in-house server installed on premises, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Apr 17, 2014 (more ArchiCAD reviews, AEC articles)

Setting the Scene - Vectorworks Landmark provides planning tools to create perfect setting to place iconic building designs, David Chadwick, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more Vectorworks reviews)

BIM: The Next Stage of Evolution - real collaboration needs fundamental shift in working practice, improved software tools that enable easy shared access to BIM database, seamless integration between tools used at each stage of process, Michael McCullen, CAD User, Mar 2014 (more AEC articles)

Migration After Fiber is Removed in AutoCAD 2015 - expose more of ObjectARX SDK to .NET by availing NET version of acedCommand, add 'S' to end of acedCommand or acedCmd when passing complete set of command tokens to AutoCAD command line, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

AutoCAD: How to Tell If You Have a 4th Generation MrSID - launch GeoViewer, add local layer, view layer metadata before highlighting image properties to view version of MrSID file, check if image format is MRSID/MG4RASTER to confirm it as 4th generation, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD file format tutorials)

Navisworks 2015: New Enhancements to Model Based Quantification - ability to assign complete parent structures of geometry to takeoff workbook, property mapping in item catalog for global item calculations, Cesar Escalante, Ideate, Apr 17, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Grading Style Slope Markings Display Issues - type BEDIT, press return, select tadpole 2, type CONVERTPOLY, pick heavy from command line options before choosing polyline that forms tadpole's head in Civil 3D, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, Apr 17, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 1 - create Autodesk 360 account, purchase Fusion 360 license, link license to Autodesk 360 account, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 15, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 2 - designing skateboard deck using T-Spline forming tools, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 16, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Not Nuclear But Gnarly with Fusion 360, Pt 3 - add mounting holes for truck assemblies, using joins, adding material to deck, decal, Craig Bashor, The Industry, Apr 17, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

How to Perform a Clean Uninstall of Inventor 2011 to 2015 - access uninstall tool to remove Inventor 2011, use quick uninstall tool or go to manual uninstall section to make sure any folders, registry keys that remained after uninstall are removed, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Run Command on Browser Item - workaround is selecting object through BrowserPane object, running AssemblySuppressFeatureCtxCmd command in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Setting or Changing Ground Level in Revit - visit manage tab to specify coordinates at point, select ground level line to set elevation, if ground level still says 0 then change ground level line type to shared datum, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

A Dozen Reasons Not to Use Adaptive Components in Revit - family editor lacks annotation tab, addition of model text is not allowed, family sizes sometimes gets huge, lacks visibility settings, controls for flipping components, absence of host elements limits possibilities for using reporting parameters, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

4 Easy Steps to Better Organize Your Face Based Family Thumbnail - hide/get rid of 'face' (extrusion) in template, uncheck check-box of hidden lines from visibility graphic, uncheck check-box 'keep scene upright' from options setting in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Determining the Size and Location of Viewports on a Sheet - GeoSnoop utility in Revit dynamically generates temporary form displaying outlines of sheet, 3 views it contains, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Definition of Parameters for Generating a Reinforcement Drawing - exploring draw options, elements, data mapping, naming tabs in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation is the Company's One and Only - resolution of 2880×1620 in professional grade, 15" display, Thunderbolt 2 enabled, Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU, available for $2,346, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 10, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Flying with Structural FEA - 2 main drivers for mixed FEA, conventional stressing approach: approximation, certification; popular structural analysis techniques within aerospace industry: multi-body dynamics analysis, non-linear analysis, Tony Abbey, Desktop Engineering, Mar 29, 2014 (more FEA articles)

Siemens NX CAD Vision 2014+ - to improve engineering efficiency, deliver industry specific workflows via industry catalysts, better collaboration, including with suppliers, supporting system development across multiple engineering domains, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Apr 16, 2014 (more NX articles, PLM articles)

Render on the Go with VRED and renderPRO - ray tracing app, VRED produces very high quality renders, quickly, can do advanced, accurate light visualization; renderPRO has dual Xeon processors, SSD, 128GB of DDR3 RAM to empower VRED demo on laptop, Mark Clarkson, Desktop Engineering, Mar 29, 2014 (more rendering articles, CAD hardware articles)

Providing Intelligence Back to the CAD Model - inspection software can help 3D CAD, 3D geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, measuring devices work together to ensure design intent, David Olson, MoldMaking Technology, Apr 1, 2014 (more CAM articles)

Geometric Kernels in COMSOL Multiphysics - selecting geometric kernel from preferences window when starting new model, converting geometry objects, Lorant Olasz, COMSOL Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Review - more responsive interface, intuitive graphic previews, improved text, dimensions, geographic location tools, revamped set of tools for working with point clouds, new design feed environment, available for $4,195, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Quick Tip: Using Layer Previous - create test layer in AutoCAD drawing, give it color, make it current, change color of any other layer in current drawing, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2014 (more AutoCAD layers tutorials)

Imperial or Metric: Which Way to Measure in AutoCAD - use UNITS command in AutoCAD, make sure that drawing templates are set correctly when implementing combined metric, imperial CAD standard, Shaun Bryant, Line Shape Space, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD units tutorials)

RDLC Editors - free editor from RDL/RDLC tools set, functions good as Visual Studio 2008 but has alignment issues, lacks snap feature or ability to easily line up UI controls in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 16, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Getting Sketch-y with Autodesk Inventor 2015 - sketch tab is always visible, all 2D sketch constraint related options are consolidated into one constraint settings dialog, relax mode to modify constrain geometry by applying new constraints, dimensions, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 17, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor Workplanes - A Few Tips and 2015 - spin model to determine positive/negative side of model, flip normal by creating another workplane at zero offset, generate plane with 2 simple clicks between any 2 non-parallel planes, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 16, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor Help: 7 Tips and Tricks to Get the Most from Newer Features - create frame member design, generate custom frame members for frame generator, apply iCopy to create similar sub-assemblies, easily import vendor-supplied 3D models, check style library to add styles, 3D pipe run app, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Apr 16, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Migrating RoomEditorApp to Revit 2015 - enabling CopySourceAsHtml for Visual Studio 2012, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Automatic Numbering of Elements Within Revit - install extension set of tools, click 'extensions' on ribbon tab to access tools dropdown, avail element positioning utility to create position tags using mark parameter for selected objects, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using the API to Compare Display Performance in Revit 2014 & 2015 - API command to compare same RVT in different versions of Revit, different RVTs in same version of Revit, different computers, graphics cards, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Apr 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Reinforcement of Beams Dialog - check left, right side of dialog to define beam reinforcement, parameters of beam, reinforcement, bottom displays graphical view of defined RC beam, generated beam reinforcement in AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Precast Elements - availability of tab depends on existence of precast element families in Revit, defining precast element in RC column, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Multibody Part vs Assembly in SolidWorks - choose exterior faces, components or all components to turn assembly into multi-body part, move/copy bodies by selecting insert feature, select multiple parts in assembly feature manager to make components virtual, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Save As Copy and Open - choose between save as, save as copy, or 'save as copy and open' options when saving file, quickly edit file names by including reference documents for renaming with prefix/suffix, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Moving Elements to Elevation - moving building pad to elevation 602 keeping its XY location same, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 15, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Prelude to COFES 2014: Time to Break the Code to Rebuild It? - to address frustration that users feel with software that doesn't take advantage of best that modern hardware has to offer, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2014 (more CAD show articles)

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - exploring contents of new tab, tips to restore back AutoCAD 2014 workspace, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

New Features of Vault 2015, Pt 2 - avail greater flexibility to layout BOM, associate files easily by drag drop, copy paste into detail page of BOM, access 'saves as' associated with BOM Vault, new interface for thin client project explorer, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Parameters for Loading DXF/IGES Format Files - open imported file in Robot by selecting options: explode objects into finite elements, change linear objects into bars, automatic normalization of point coordinates, arc discretization parameters, thickness interpretation, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Adding a Raster Menu to AutoCAD Electrical Classic Workspace - run CUI command, expand AUTOCADRASTERDESIGN menus located under partial customization files, open partial customization file menus to drag raster menu to AutoCAD partial CUI menu, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using an Express Tools Command in AutoCAD Shows 'Unknown Command' - check support file search path, load express tools CUI file, reset express tools by uninstalling, reinstalling it, else reinstall AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

I'm Terrible with Names - visit toolspace settings tab to expand subassembly, commands category, right click CreateSubAssemblyTool command, expand subassembly options, click value column next to subassembly name prompt to turn feature on in Civil 3D, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Apr 15, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Accessing the Enhanced Geolocation Features in Civil 3D 2015 - open drawing file, view ribbon tabs at top of application window as workspace loads, launch CUI dialog box to load missing geolocation tab, visit customize workspace to set tab alongside original ribbon tabs, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Apr 14, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

View Title Enhancements in Revit 2015 - list of parameters is expanded from 6 to 16, view titles can be constructed with view parameters only, reduces errors, improves accuracy of information, Cesar Escalante, Ideate, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Creating Standard Sheet Notes & Disclaimers in Revit - select schedule keys rather than building components when creating phantom schedule, rename schedule, add fields, insert rows, fill in cells to create schedule, drag schedule onto multiple sheets, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Compiling the Revit 2015 SDK and Migrating Bc Samples - edit all project files globally in editor to modify HintPath tag value, or copy Revit API assemblies into expected locations, avoid modifying any project files at all, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Default Revit Family Folder for Open Command - Revit defaults to location of specified Revit Library Path when opened from opening screen, while defaults to location where user last saved family file when opened from QAT or application menu, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 15, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

A Detailed Look at the SolidWorks RX Tool - explore tabs: diagnostics, system maintenance, problem capture, file & logs, addins tabs to view, capture, review SolidWorks issues, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Advanced Notes in SolidWorks Drawings: Pattern Instance - add pattern instance into SolidWorks drawings to avoid hassle during design changes, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 15, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - 5 Things to Check - know where your files are, do tools check, check on geometry, look for any interferences, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

30 Years of DataCAD: A Tumultuous History, Pt 2 - leadership of Malcolm Davies, Mark Madura joined DataCAD, involvement with German company, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 15, 2014 (more DataCAD articles)

The Normal Protrusion and Cutout - creating recess to act as gripper in bottle using Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 14, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Getting Attached with XREFs - employ PDFATTACH, DGNATTACH, IMAGEATTACH, DWFATTACH commands to attach files, keep working file size small, provide real-time updates, check title back, floor plan usages, XREF binding options, overlays vs attachments in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Save Your AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud - access AutoCAD 360 tab, online options before clicking on 'sync my settings with the cloud' checkbox, choose synced settings to save customized AutoCAD environment to cloud, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD & LT 2014 - PLINE Boundary Creation - invoke BPOLY command to access boundary creation dialogue box, click on pick points icon before hitting boundary to form closed polyline in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips, AutoCAD LT articles)

Inventor - Open From Vault Pauses for 10 Minutes - create .iam file, insert new .ipt into .iam file, check .iam file into Vault, rename .ipt in Vault to allow creation of second .iam file, place .iam file into second .iam file to start connectivity resolve process, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Apr 14, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

ACA 2015 - Command Preview - dynamic preview of results of grip edits, COMMANDPREVIEW System Variable to turn on/off command preview, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

How to Create Stair Winder Style - select stair, open winder styles panel from edit styles list, copy current balanced stair winder style, rename copied style before changing winder type to SinglePoint in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

What's New in Inventor 2015 - direct modeling, sketch improvements, sheetmetal enhancements, fast drawing views for large assemblies, shortened dimensions for linear, arc, angular dimensions, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Align Balloons in Inventor - select balloons to be aligned, select align fly-out menu, pick vertical, horizontal, vertical offset, or horizontal offset in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Vault Add-in 'Show Details' - right click file in model/Vault browser, select 'show details' to open details dialog box, visit history, where used tab to display details of file in Inventor, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Got a Varies Stuck in Your Inventor BOM? - notice BOM structure to locate problems in table, expand sub-assembly in browser tree, correct stray part number else activate BOM dialogue to search offending component over multiple sub-assemblies through browser, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Automate Standard Additional Notes in the Drawing - create standard note with automatic filling to avoid mistakes in typing notes, add custom properties, make automate notes to form standard note with automatic filling method in Inventor, Andriana Teja Permana, CAD Notes, Apr 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

To/From Room Door Parameters - enable room calculation point to address data errors, allow to/from room parameters update consistently even if door is placed before/after rooms, check behavior change before enabling room calculation point in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Category Support for Shared Type and Instance Parameters - employ 2 simple arrays to store collections of built-in categories that support type, instance parameters in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Weldment Profiles: Now Configurable - when creating custom property for profile, user needs to add it in one location for profile, all variations of profile have that custom property, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Stop a sldprt File from Auto Merging Bodies - turn part model into weldment to add 'cut list' item to tree, 'weldment' feature, end result is multi body part file, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatic Wire Routing Using SolidWorks Electrical 3D - SolidWorks Electrical 3D, 2D schematic are fully interconnected, model wires in SolidWorks 3D CAD to allow wire lengths get updated in schematic tool, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flexible Retrieval of Referenced Files During Check Out - New in SolidWorks EPDM - select options relating to checking out files silently without showing checkout dialog box or trying to check all referenced files when referencing file is checked out in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Are You Opening SolidWorks Files from a Network Drive? - working from shared locations allows users access data conveniently while maintaining backup easily but may result in slower loading, system instability, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Troubleshooting Long Rebuilds in SolidWorks - locate component causing problems, employ feature statistics from within part to narrow it down to individual feature in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Apr 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Interference Detection in SolidWorks - configure interference detection tool for assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AMD FirePro W9100 Professional GPU: First Look Review - 16GB of GDDR5 memory, can drive 6 HD displays at same time to form 2x3 powerwall, capable of accelerating OpenCL-based apps, available for $3995, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 7, 2014 (more graphics cards reviews)

HP Z Turbo Drive: Workstation-Class PCIe SSDs Go Mainstream - designed to overcome bandwidth limitations of SATA 3.0 interface, comes in 256GB/512GB capacities, priced at $499, $899 respectively, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Graphisoft in Japan: Pictures and Notes from the BIMcloud Trip - discussing global CAD market: trend, size, architectural tour to superb buildings created by ArchiCAD-based AEC companies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 13, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

AutoCAD: How to Control the Viewcube Display - launch options dialog, visit 3D modeling tab to view display tools in viewport, select 2D wireframe visual styles or all other visual style options in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

FLATSHOT in Action - employ FLATSHOT command while reorienting view of 3D model, click picture with camera that acts as flattened 2D representation of 3D model, reduce file size by applying OVERKILL, PURGE or JOIN commands in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Civil 3D 2015 - Now with More Stagger - corridor point style helps in automated positioning of corridor labels ensuring all labels are readable, Talking Transportation, Apr 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

About Integration of AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD - commands, features of both applications are blended within UI, tool properties, revision cloud, output of units command is different in AutoCAD when compared with AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, AutoCAD Architecture articles

Quick & Easy Pillars in 3ds Max - locate link to download script, run script while performing other steps to create pillars in 3ds Max, Uriel Deveaud, Cgtuts+, Apr 10, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

Punch Tool in Autodesk Inventor - cut or deform sheets by placing predefined punch tool geometry, ensure that sheet metal face has sketch with one or more unconsumed center mark before applying tool, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Face Tool and Flange Tool in Autodesk Inventor - access tool from create panel of sheet metal tab, create sheet metal faces by utilizing closed sketch profile in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hem Tool in Autodesk Inventor - strengthen or eliminate sharp edges of sheet metal face, create single, double, rolled, or teardrop hems, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Conflict Resolution - identify conflict with other disciplines, create zones in model for each discipline, set different standard for conflict resolution in Revit MEP, Ed Hannabas, AUGI Library, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Profiling Revit Add-ins and RoomEditorApp Enhancements - profiling Revit add-ins using GlowCode, effectively converting list of categories to appropriate element filter in Revit, Ben Bishoff, The Building Coder, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Family Thumbnail View - employ temporary hide/isolate to control visibility in view, apply thin lines, detail level setting to show off family, zoom region to maximize important geometry in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Sync with Central Best Practices - never leave for extended periods of time after hitting sync button, always use worksharing monitor, consult it before hitting sync button, always use sync, modify settings command in Revit, James Van, HOK BIM Solutions, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Layout Based Assembly Design - start new sketch, visit tools, blocks, make options to define group entities in order to create block, select entities in 'make block' properties box before constraining out block in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Singularity Elimination Factor - change singularity elimination factor to allow solution pass through local singularities on equilibrium path in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Dynamic Tests: What, When and Why? - implement linear dynamic studies like modal time history, harmonic, random vibration, response spectrum studies to evaluate, define response of structures to dynamic loading environments in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks License Borrowing - navigate to license usage tab, check server, identify product correctly, inform about current user, computer details in 'license used by' section, open SolidNetwork license manager to return borrowed product licenses in SolidWorks, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Mass Import of Manufacturer Part Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - create spreadsheet of desired manufacturer parts to import into schematic, add as much information as possible to populate database, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Causes an Error with the SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard - search, delete 'system.mdb' file in C:\Windows folder, reboot PC, re-launch SolidWorks, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, Apr 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Strategic Visions of CAD and CAE Providers 2014+ - meaning of design suite software, issues that shape design tool strategy, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, Mar 31, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge - recognizable features: pockets, slots, holes, bosses, once feature list is built, CAMWorks reaches into technology database to assign machining strategies, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD 2015: A First Look - command preview function, sketch selection tool, improved help environment, configuring different AutoCAD setups using workspaces, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: Drafting and Annotation Enhancements - lasso selection to select objects, auto stacking is automatically created, text editor now has resizable corner, TEXTALIGN command to align several texts quickly to referenced text, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Visual Comparison - AECVCOMPARE command to compare open drawing to any other file selected using standard file navigation dialog, 5 system variables support VCOMPARE command, help control generated comparison graphics, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Amp Up Your PDF Output - select publish to PDF\DWF\DWFx option in project manager, pick PDF, multi-sheet file to create single PDF file, include hyperlink, define zoom factor, run cross-reference before creating PDF output in AutoCAD Electrical, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: How to Create New Parts for Pressure Pipe Catalogs - create 3D solid of part within 3D modeling workspace, employ manufacturer specifications, dimensions when modeling 3D solid fitting, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Apr 10, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor - Robot Integration - activate Robot integration by pressing export button that is available when simulation is active, select transfer options before defining method of creating model, else activate integration from Robot module, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Import a Model in Inventor - open import wizard, locate file to import, open panel.ipt file, hit import wizard dialog box, pick units before choosing finish option to accept analysis type as standard dual domain, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

New in Revit 2015 - Schedules & Parameters - enhanced parameter reorder feature allows changing order of new parameters, adjust individual parameters, add tooltips to parameter, shared parameters to view title families, insert images to schedule headers, schedule more parameters in Revit 2015, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 11, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Transaction Group Regeneration for InstanceVoidCutUtils - ensure void cutter family have 'cut with voids when loaded' parameter checked, check position of cutter family instances when calling InstanceVoidCutUtils method, select elements manually before combining them in Revit UI modify tab, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Purge a Vault - select vault from Vaults folder, click on purge to open Vault version purge dialog box, turn on check box next to each of selection rules to determine data to be purged, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Disabling and Enabling BOM Rows - set isIncluded to false to disable BOM row, include ReturnExcluded in options parameter to view rows disabled in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 10, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Lenovo 30" Professional Monitor Review - ThinkVision LT3053p display has black, attractive flat panel, sturdy stand, allows video inputs from DVI, HDMI, MHL connectors, hardware switch to easily swap between multiple workstations, available for US$ 1,599, John Evans, Design and Motion, Apr 11, 2014 (more LCD display reviews)

Digital Storm Slade PRO - entry-level workstation is built around ASUS Sabertooth 79 motherboard, powered by Intel 3.4-GHz i7 4930K processor, 32 GB system memory, good expanding options, base price of $1,881, Art Liddle, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

NVIDIA GTC 2014: The Dawn of Pascal; the Rise of the Machines - next generation of GPU from NVIDIA, PASCAL measures one-third the size of PCIe card, releases JETSEN TK1, developer kit capable of 326 GFLOPS for $192, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Apr 10, 2014 (more NVIDIA articles, cloud articles)

Chemical Parameter Estimation Using COMSOL Multiphysics - studying decomposition of benzenediazonium chloride, Eyal Spier, COMSOL Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Automated Creation and Export of CFD Results - performing structural analysis using pressure coefficient from airflow simulation over tensile structure or membrane, Richard Smith, Symscape, Apr 10, 2014 (more CFD articles)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Hits the Market, But Does It Hit the Mark? - Mechanical Conceptual is being promoted as complementary app to SolidWorks, but higher costs may pause purchase decision of potential customers, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Quick VFD with Black Box Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - draw motor branch followed by control circuits, insert black box symbol, visit manufacturing part tab to view circuits, modify power terminals, circuits, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Performance - Ready, Set, Test Your Hardware - access performance test, has 3 areas to test: CPU, I/O, graphics, test system, compare score with other users, Elizabeth Kinsey, HRS Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exporting Multi-Body Parts to an Assembly - right click on body located under solid bodies folder to set one, or more solid bodies in part mode, visit insert options, features to save, rename bodies in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

New User Settings to Improve EPDM - full row highlighting in Windows Explorer Vault view, user information pop-up window, navigating reference tree structures more efficiently, user defined custom columns, Andrew Bornstein, MCAD Tech Blog, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty Until You See the Alternatives - highlight dimension, select offset text button in PropertyManager to attach dimension text to leader, else for ISO standards drag leader so that it lines up with dimension line in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Bowling with SolidWorks Simulation - turn on Motion Analysis add-in, insert solid body contacts to pins, ball, alley, determine initial condition of rotation/velocity at which ball leaves bowler's hand, Brad Rach, DDICAD News, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Nuts and Bolts of SolidWorks Configurations - discusses scenarios that fit best for using configurations in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Give Your CAD/BIM Systems the Dog Food Test - execute actual project from start to finish on users' systems, don't grant yourself additional network permissions, record any problems encountered, increase compliance, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Behind the Hype with ENOVIA - Q&A on 3D EXPERIENCE, role of ENOVIA, IFWE compass, related apps, benefits to users, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Apr 9, 2014 (more CATIA articles, PLM articles)

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Why Rendering is Increasingly Important to Product Development - vendors develop renderers that fit CAD-driven workflows, constantly updating renderings helps understand how design changes will affect final product, 3D CAD World, Apr 9, 2014 (more rendering articles)

Review: AMD FirePro W9100 Raises the Professional Graphics Bar - 5.6 teraflops of peak single-precision throughput, 2.8 teraflop double-precision rate, 16 GB of GDDR5 memory, sustaining 320 GB/s of peak bandwidth, price $3999, Alex Herrera, Graphic Speak, Apr 9, 2014 (more graphics cards reviews)

AMD Continues Professional Graphics Push with FirePro W9100 - designed, optimized for real-time 4K, has 2.62 teraflops of double-precision compute performance, 16 GB of GDDR5 memory, 512-bit memory interface, Support for OpenCL 2.0, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more graphics cards articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Designed to Fine-Tune Workflows - streamlined, tabbed interface yields maximum drawing space, new ribbon gallery function, lasso selection tool, natural sort order, text enhancements, TextAlign command, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD reviews)

Top Reasons to Choose Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - one-click product updates, streamlined interface, interactive drawing creation, ability to quickly establish project context, Donnie Gladfelter, CADD Microsystems, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015's Updated JavaScript API - easier to debug, user can access developer tools window from any HTML-defined palette or dialog inside AutoCAD by pressing F12 key, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 4: Rendering a Studio Lighting Setup with Mental Ray - employ 3ds Max design sample file to import Inventor model before rendering it in Mental Ray, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 5: Rendering a Studio Lighting Setup with iRay - render studio lighting setup without dealing with extensive list of rendering settings, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 6: Rendering Using an HDRI Image as a Background with Mental Ray  - create environment for Inventor model that is similar to environment used in Autodesk Showcase, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorialsInventor tutorials)

Birth of Baroque - building dome of chapel as adaptive family in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Apr 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Training: 5 Tips for Creating a Successful User Group - organize recurring meeting at regular intervals, encourage everybody to join discussion, set agenda in advance, encourage discussion, share responsibility with group members, Kate Morrical, Line Shape Space, Mar 28, 2014 (more Revit articles, CAD training articles)

Purging and Managing View Template - open manage view templates option to check if view template is in use, else add view template field into view list to show whether any view template is assigned to view in Revit, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Factory Design Suite Workflow Using Large Revit Models - open Revit model, apply export to DWG command, select, save views before exporting model as .DWG file, open file afterwards to eliminate hatch patterns, or attach them as X-reference in AutoCAD, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Apr 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014: Modifying Revit Wall Assemblies - select wall, open type properties dialog box, turn on preview, switch to section view in edit assembly dialog box, click modify before hitting 'unlock the padlock' icon in Revit, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 9, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

New Features of Vault 2015 - supports load model groups, detail groups, attached detail groups from Vault into current project, ability to import CAD files from Vault into Revit creation, link extended file types, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Implement Multiple Interface in Vault Customization - implement IExplorerExtension interface, register web service command events before implementing logic in Vault, Daniel Du, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 and Inventor 2015 'Fast Open' - implement 'fast open' drawing setting options to open drawing without finding or resolving any referenced files, Chris Turner, CADline, Apr 9, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles, Inventor tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014: Fillet Selections Explained - explore terms like edges, faces, loops, features before choosing them when running fillet command in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Learn Your Lines - implement click-click technique to create multiple lines/arcs quickly, while click-drag method helps create multiple lines, arcs connected to one another in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Why is SolidWorks Unable to Locate My Assembly Components? - add referenced document, go to external references to enable 'search file locations for external references' option, access component properties before setting model document path in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Adding a User Defined Material - insert material to engineering database, Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Drawings - Hole Callouts - create hole layout to insert information in drawings, troubleshoot hole layout problems in SolidWorks, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer - Custom Views - advanced view options that are available inside SolidWorks Composer, check camera, custom views to gain more control over views, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Tip: Dimension Audit Utility - verify dimensioning in active model, select combination of locate icons, dimension audit find icon, review results in report section of dialog, use navigation tools to locate errors, Bob Mecham, Envision CAD, Apr 8, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

CAMWorks for Solid Edge Introduction - CAMWorks for Solid Edge is focused on automated machining, has automatic feature recognition to identify wide variety of prismatic features, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 8, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

Carl Bass Gains Groupies with His Inside 3DP Keynote in New York - glimpse of history with 3D printing, benefit of 3D printing technology, issues involved, latest developments across 3D landscape, Rachel Park, 3D Printing Industry, Apr 8, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Library Globals - employ global variables to make information about project available to library parts, apply 'requests' to determine text block height, create model view options while saving setting with view in ArchiCAD, James Murray, On Land, Mar 28, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Why Bother Converting 2D Drawings to BIM - advantages: improved visualization of 2D paper drawings, secure project funding, opportunity to change each sheet manually to implement design changes, cost effective, better life cycle assessment, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Apr 9, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Bluebeam Revu Tip: Text Box and Callout Markups - press ctrl+K shortcut to open preferences options, choose markup, check box next to 'autosize text box and callout markups' before clicking ok, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: System Enhancements - enhanced graphic performance tuner, application manager acts as communication center, improved online help, design feed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Supporting AutoCAD 2015's Dark Theme - create resource-only DLLs for icons, for a modal dialog, check COLORTHEME system variable on launch, choose appropriate theme for it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Line Display - improved graphics experience with smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, control behavior of complex linetypes with COMPLEXLTPREVIEW system variable, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Adding Data from the Field to Your Model Just Got Easier - BIM 360 Glue, BIM 360 Field share common project data that allows field updates appear automatically in Glue, Pete Billante, Beyond Design, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, Navisworks articles, AEC articles)

Inventor 2015 API Enhancements - enhancements in API for parts, sheet metal, assemblies, drawings, ReferencedDocumentCount method in FileManager object to get number of referenced documents, Wayne Brill, Mod the Machine, Apr 8, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 1: Importing an Inventor Model Into 3ds Max Design - set up display, system units in 3ds Max before importing model from Inventor, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 2: Rendering Using a Daylight System with Mental Ray - create new layer followed by daylight system, click 'yes' to photographic exposure control option, set realistic view before displaying environment background in 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Workflow, Pt 3: Rendering Using a Daylight System with iRay - switch to iRay rendering engine to simplify rendering process by removing graininess in drop shadow, reflection, set accurate transparency in 3ds Max, Marion Landry, YouTube, Apr 7, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Revit 2015: Family Parameter Order Adjustment - ability to sort family file parameters within each parameter group as desired, users can organize parameters as needed, Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Shocking Family Secrets Revealed - tips to cut long sides of beams, move profile of forms, application of 'ride the rail' rotation method, hosted rotation rigs, revolve rotation method, modeling of pumpkin, cow in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2014 Irregular Crop Regions and Oversized PDF's - go to 'devices and printers,' right click on pdf printer before selecting advanced printing preferences, change print quality to 600 dpi for Adobe, 300 dpi for PDF creator, else reset crop shape, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Hidden Parameters - set parameter to hidden before using it, avoid reversing direction without removing, replacing parameter in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Apr 8, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Test on Running an IFC Based Clash Detection Using Revit - Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments, Pt 2 - customize individual corners by clicking on pink dot that appears above each corner, select options in corner treatment window to change corner type, trim order in SolidWorks, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 4 - click 'render and animation' located in task scheduler dialog box to manage rendering, animation tasks, check tips to convert, print, export workgroup PDM files in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Viewports Can Make 3D Sketching Easier - click insert menu, select 3D sketch to start sketching, apply tab key to flip between available directions, simplify process of specifying directions, viewing overall orientation by using viewports in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Insert Features into SolidWorks Design Library - locate design library, create common feature that will store in library, sketch logo on top face, locate part to place logo before dragging, dropping logo thumbnail from design library onto flat face, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Setup and Import ECO Changes with 3DQPress Inside SolidWorks - open new part file to setup model, go to ECO change part to select list external reference, unfold 3DQPress, import ECO Rev B before updating unfolded model with ECO Rev B changes, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Obtain More Materials for SolidWorks Simulation - search for materials based on type of simulation study to be performed or material model to be used in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Give Each EPDM Project its Own Part Numbering Scheme - apply PigeonHole tool to replace name with next value from that serial number once tool finds name of serial number enclosed inside of # symbols, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 8, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles

Characterizing the Flow and Choosing the Right Interface - understanding nature of flow, discussing different flow regimes, suitable interface, study type for each, Nancy Bannach, COMSOL Blog, Apr 7, 2014 (more CFD articles)

30 Years of DataCAD: A Tumultuous History - Q&A with Mark Madura of DataCAD about software development, buyouts, merger, failed CADKEY object developer effort, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 8, 2014 (more DataCAD articles)

ST 7 Sneak Peek: Material Property Enhancements - multiple library support, grouping, categorization support, custom material property support, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 7, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Layouts - layout tabs are enhanced to include new plus (+) icon for quickly adding new layouts, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Graphic Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - to create CreateAutoCADOffScreenDevice, CreateAutoCADModel, regarding Autodesk.AutoCAD.GraphicsSystem.RenderMode, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 7, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 is Missing the AutoCAD Classic Workspace - create own 'AutoCAD classic' workspace, set new workspace as current, default workspace, enable, disable other toolbars as needed, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Enriching 3D Model Data with Construction & Commissioning Level Detail - accessing object data during construction, enriching design model with commissioning data, Manu Venugopal, The 360 View, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, AEC articles)

Configure Vault Options - customize, streamline workflow by suppressing certain dialog boxes, prompts, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Alignment from Objects in Civil 3D - create fully editable, intelligent alignments from basic 2D polylines, x-references in Civil 3D, Graham Riddleston, Cadline, Apr 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials

Aerial Images in Civil 3D 2015 - Bing Images Plot - go to geolocation tab to pick online map type, capture area to create new GEOMAPIMAGE object type, select image frame, adjust grip to update image, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Choosing a Sheet Metal Base Face Before Creating a Flat Pattern in Autodesk Inventor - open flat pattern definition dialog box to flip pattern, or pick base face before hitting flat pattern icon, right click on face to change its color in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

A Quick Tip for Special Section Views - right click on view to open menu, select edit section properties, change method from aligned to projected before hitting ok to update section view in Inventor, Brendan's Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

DWG the Default File Type for Inventor 2015 Drawings - set IDW as default standard for drawings by setting default drawing file type located in tools, applications options, else export application options settings from existing drawing while creating deployment for Inventor 2015, Being Inventive, Apr 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015 Wall Schedule - schedule wall parameters while taking care of unconnected height of walls in Revit 2015, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 - Trim/Extend Multiple Elements - visit selection box to select multiple elements required for trimming/extending boundary defined by another element, David Light, Revit, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Getting Serious Adding New Materials from List - mark materials with no base class provided, existing materials as non-loadable, allow user view, deselect some items while creating resulting materials list in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 7, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments - define how to trim segments of group when they intersect at corners with 3 options: end miter, end butt1, end butt 2, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Hidden Feature: Delete Hole - choose edge of hole, press delete key, select delete hole option, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 3 - schedule tasks to run application that uses macros or command line arguments, run custom task, employ macro template to specify parameter values, create eDrawings, update simulation, verify elements with design checker, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - check advantage of performance, post processing, efficiency enhancements to boost SolidWorks productivity, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Using the Select Tool in SolidWorks Drawing - selecting/deselecting multiple entities, use box selection, lasso selection, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Find Assembly Interior Volumes Using Surfaces - calculating interior volume of containers made of multiple parts in SolidWorks, Robert Murdock of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Computing Stiffness of Linear Elastic Structures, Pt 2 - Poisson's ratio, shear modulus, modeling beam in 2D, 3D, computing stiffness in COMSOL Multiphysics, Supratik Datta, COMSOL Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Secret New Features - galleries to visually preview, select content, styles within drawings, enhanced PURGE command, ability to remove education plot stamp, CADline, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Ribbon Galleries - block gallery displays preview images of block definitions in drawing, also available for styles defined in current drawing, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Version Management in Project Navigator - check in/check out feature drives Version Management process, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 5, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

How to Create Classic Workspace in AutoCAD - migrate settings from previous release, create own workspace in AutoCAD 2015, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 6, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Creating a Multi-Compartment General Arrangement - automatically update arrangement that shows front of door components to ensure consistency between general arrangement, each individual compartment in AutoCAD Electrical, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Apr 4, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List, Pt 2 - place pipe spool from content center as custom, save it as stand-alone part, open part file to scroll model parameters before setting custom property format in Inventor, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Apr 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Always Use Inventor's Local Help Instead of the Online Version - locate, open helpids.xml file in Inventor bin folder, search section containing string UseOnline, change UseOnline value from default 1 to 0, else open registry editor to edit EnableOnlineHelp value, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adaptive Component Origins in Revit - verify if 2 reference planes that define insertion point are not moved from origin, avoid strange behavior of unhosted elements by placing adaptive points to their original location once family gets flexed, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Sketchy Lines - feature emulates hand drawn visual style, can be applied to any graphic display style including 3D views, perspective views, elevations, sections, plan views, David Light, Revit, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 - Structural Framing Enhancements - justification point tool, offset command, change reference tool, shape handle tool, Autodesk Revit Structure, Apr 6, 2014 (more Revit articles)

WPF Fill Pattern Viewer Control - 2 steps in making use of WPF fill pattern control in add-in, XAML code to define surface, cut pattern columns in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 4, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault Professional 2015's Item Master is 'da BOM' - ability to save item changes without having to close item, simple, intuitive new assign item process, flexible BOM management, in-CAD improvements, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Apr 7, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault reviews)

Add Revit Folders to Vault - open Vault ribbon tab to add folder, visit settings to enable/disable visualization attachment for session, check target location in Vault to view folder to which selected folder is added, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014 (more Revit tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

Assigning a File to an Item - Vault 2015 replaces PromoteFiles with 4 function calls: AddFilesToPromote, GetPromoteComponentOrder, PromoteComponents, GetPromoteComponentsResults; call UpdateAndCommitItems to finalize any operation in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Apr 4, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Surfacing Mountain Bike Handlebar - create 2 planes, sketch front, top profile view of handler, invoke cross curve command from surfacing toolbar before setting first, second curve views in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 5, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

VB in the Variable Table - Sky's the Limit - used to define, edit functional relationships between variables, dimensions of design in Solid Edge, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 6, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Replace Sketch Entity - SolidWorks offers option to replace entity when trying to delete sketch entity that has downstream references, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

Modeling Techniques with Features I Don't Use in SolidWorks - create 2 additional planes, sketch circle on mid plane, thin extrude circle to produce tube, apply spline on surface sketch tool to start forming 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks for Newbies - Templates - visit custom properties tab to set part template, automate data before inserting into drawing template, save sheet format when saving drawing template, maintain templates in network location while working in multi-user environment, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Apr 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Automation Tips - features, shortcuts related to views, tool bar, hole wizard, design library that can boost SolidWorks productivity, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats - open blank new drawing file, choose sheet size, edit sheet format, set title-block, border, anchors before saving sheet format in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Translate and Rotate Entities at the Same Time - move actor into empty assembly group, impose translation motion on actor, select group in assembly selection mode before imposing rotation on assembly group, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Computing Stiffness of Linear Elastic Structures, Pt 1 - understanding structural stiffness, exploring modeling space dimensions, stiffness in 0D, 1D models, computing bending stiffness, stiffness in COMSOL Multiphysics, Supratik Datta, COMSOL Blog, Apr 3, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Constraints and How They Work in Ordered and Synchronous Modeling - learn about ordered, synchronous constraints, use 3D geometric relationships to eliminate potential unexpected results in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Apr 3, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Keep Your BIM Model Real - considering example of wall to understand tolerances in BIM model, Antony McPhee, Practical BIM, Apr 3, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Macros in Mechanical - macros are programmed in Jscript; writing macro in ANSYS Mechanical for setting up several hundred remote points at center of annular faces representing washer, Idac, Apr 2014 (more ANSYS articles)

LEDAS Geometry Comparison Technology Embeds ASCON C3D Kernel - KOMPAS-3D uses its own modeling kernel, parametric system, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 3, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: How to Change License Type from Standalone to Network - open system registry editor, locate key, change type value to 1, create client license file in Notepad, place LICPATH.lic file in AutoCAD 2015 folder, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, Apr 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Create Structure of Stair - open 'stairs and railings' group, search concrete stair style, drag pipette into drawing area, adjust parameter, snap end point as starting point of stair flight before setting riser count in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Report Tables with Style - employ different text sizes, styles fill color, check full table border options, control margin, locate drawing, select table style from another drawing to use in present AutoCAD Electrical drawing, Pat Murnen, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Import the Model into 3ds Max - open unit setup options located in 3ds Max customize dialog, choose units as millimeters, select SAT files to be imported, adjust display, set mesh to examine geometry, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials)

InfraWorks Styles Based on Object Data - extract data required to determine style of road, add data fields into InfraWorks objects, open style rules panel to create, add style rule, generate expressions before applying style rule, Brian Hailey, Civil 3D Plus, Apr 2, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Project Explorer for AutoCAD Civil 3D - user-configurable report generator offers integrated design validation, geometric filtering tools, dedicated profile, section viewers, employs template-driven report generator that qualifies it to work best with Civil 3D, Trevor Clayton, CADline, Apr 3, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Show Details in Inventor - visit history, 'where used' tab to browse historical versions, related vaulted files in Inventor, click direct parents filter icon to open related files from Vault, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, Autodesk Vault articles)

DISP_E_MEMBERNOTFOUND Error from iLogic - employ some specific type of object to declare variable in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Apr 3, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

RevitLookup for Revit 2015 - replace RevitAPI.dll, RevitAPIUI.dll references, change .NET framework from 4.0 to 4.5, fix deprecated API usage occurrences before migrating to Revit 2015, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit: ISO View and Dimensioning - rotate view, lock position by naming it before setting work plane, visit work plane dialog box to pick plane, select surface where dimension is to be placed in Revit, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 3, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 2 - click print files on sidebar, select files to be printed, visit task output folder to specify location to store imported files, set target file type before exporting file, update custom properties, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Basketball Motion Study in SolidWorks - make perfect basket using Motion Simulation, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Select Outside the Box - using 'lasso' to select distinct groups of objects while avoiding others, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial - Direct Editing - 'convert to direct edit' functionality to replace selected feature with direct edit entities in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Auto Route - apply auto route tool to automate 3D sketching task while creating SolidWorks piping routes, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Using Surfacing Techniques with Sheet Metal - apply surfacing tools, convert to sheet metal to create sheet metal part with edge flanges in SolidWorks, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Creating Weld Beads - generate beads while making them visible in SolidWorks drawing, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

CFD Analysis of Particle Impingement Causing Pipe Erosion - study found that locations of highest concern in choke valve are needle, valve back side, needle's saddle, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Apr 2, 2014 (more STAR-CCM+ articles, CFD articles)

Surfacing: Techniques from the Trenches - clay model analogy, use birails for jumpstart, apply blend modeling, think global, act local, start with analytic elements in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Creating & Editing Site Models in Vectorworks - Q&A with Geoff McBeath - creating round wall representing curved path in plan view, cleaning up edge of site model, calculating cut volumes, fill volumes, Aurora Meneghello, Novedge, Apr 2, 2014 (more Vectorworks tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: The Interface - model space viewport control, galleries added for inserting blocks, changing styles, crosshair now has badges, complex linetype preview, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

The New Tab in AutoCAD 2015 - contains 2 sliding content pages: learn, create; access files, product updates, online community, getting started videos, tips, online resources, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Creating a Splined Leader Using a Jig - specify leader vertex, temporarily append acquired point as vertex in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Positioning a Selected Entity at View Center - set view center point in DCS to position entity in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 2, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 - select design bridges, pick precast or steel plate girder bridge type, choose starting station before dragging cursor to end location of bridge, employ asset card to change bridge type, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Error Migrating a Sheet Metal Rule: 'The Material Referenced in the Sheet Metal Rule Could Not Be Located' - save material stored in part file to material library, migrate pre-2013-2014 Inventor materials to new material library, or migrate material library from Inventor 2013 to 2014, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Bulk Editing or Batch Renaming Saved Viewpoints in Navisworks - export viewports to be renamed, employ search, replace to append view name in XML file, replace all, then save XML, importing it back into saved viewpoints, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Apr 3, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

What's New in Revit Architecture 2015 - sketchy lines, anti-aliasing tools, ability to turn off/on hidden lines for entire view independently, Sophie Day, Adris Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit Page - visit option to adjust convert element parameters, element ids, locate missing materials, choose between shared or internal coordinates for file aggregation, translate element properties, URLs, linked files in Revit, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip - Worksharing Display Modes - avoid workflow hurdles by choosing between checkout status, owners, worksets or model updates available in worksharing display command, Bill Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Linking a Revit Project for MEP - clean up architectural/structural files, employ standard start-up project file, reload newly created files, copy monitor levels, create views, add space, generate sheets to accommodate all levels in Revit, Todd Shackelford, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Sheets Instead of Views in the RoomEditorApp - invoke RoomEditorApp export sheets command, display list of view sheets, select sheets to be exported, determine floor plan views displayed in selected sheets before picking categories to be exported in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Apr 2, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 1 - task scheduler is installed with all versions of SolidWorks, understand menu options, task functions, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Use Shell Meshing for Thermal Studies - understanding 3 modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Navigation - 9 Model Orientation Shortcuts - hit space bar, ctrl+space bar to open orientation dialog, view selector cube, press ctrl, alt, shift along with middle mouse button to open various screen options in SolidWorks, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Instinctive Dimensioning - add or remove dimensions, constraints in SolidWorks sketch, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Simulation 2D Simplification - open model, go to simulation tab to create higher resolution meshes without impact on solve time, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Create a Rod That Has Bends in 2 Directions - on one plane, create sketch of top profile, then create sketch of side profile on corresponding plane in Solid Edge, Cory Goulden, Design Fusion, Mar 31, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Why ArchiFM Has Gained Popularity - functionality, features, advantages of using ArchiFM, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Apr 2, 2014 (more ArchiFM articles)

The Role of Associativity in Direct Modeling - all associated faces move when one face is moved, when part is changed, drawing, service assembly animation is updated, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Apr 1, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

New Pink Theme for AutoCAD 2015 - C# code, PRETTYINPINK command to enable new theme, adjust various parameters to support different color, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD: Manually Create an Install Log - open default temp folder to locate install log file, or browse registry editor, right click on Windows to open type installer, highlight installer to create install log file manually, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: File Loading - Security Concern - add drive to trusted paths in Autodesk software if custom Lisp routines are available, type TRUSTEDPATHS at command line when using executable files that contain code on other drives, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

AVR Glass - Autodesk Virtual Reality Glass in the Age of Cloud - user-friendly hardware allows designing in virtual reality, comes with Kinect Sensor, Wi-fi that logs into Autodesk 360 once it detects motion, limits single design session to maximum of 2 hours, available for $268, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Autodesk articlesvirtual reality articles)

To Calculate the 3D Area of Corridor Links - open drawing containing corridor, visit settings tab to expand quantity takeoff, commands, view compute takeoff options, select 3D for computation type before setting corridor properties in Civil 3D, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

iLogic - Set Parameter MultiValue List - apply 'SetList' iLogic code to limit profile options based on window length in Inventor, Luke Davenport, CADline, Apr 1, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Sketched Symbols in Autodesk Inventor: Follow the Leader - drag symbol to its desired location to add leader from object to sketch symbol, double click on sketch symbol to uncheck visible option, else touch edge of balloon before filling out prompted text, Anthony Dull, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Enhanced Hidden Line Control and More - brief look at change related to Revit user name, view-specific changes to Revit: sketchy lines, anti-aliasing, Revit hidden lines control, Revision clouds, tags, Dan Stine, AECbytes, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

New Sketchy Lines in Revit 2015 - new section for 'sketchy lines' in graphics display options dialog box, functions of jitter, extension, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit Structure 2015 - New Reinforcement Tools - goal is to give RC detailer better set of tools for production of 2D RC drawings, accurate schedules, Autodesk Revit Structure, Apr 1, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Free Surface Modeling in Simulation CFD 2014 - model fluid volumes only, launch model into Sim CFD from tab in Inventor, apply materials, skip boundary conditions, add 'height of fluid' initial condition to reservoir fluid volume, Micro Concepts, Mar 31, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Aerodynamic Performance of a Stationary Bicycle - stationary bicycle doesn't experience any drag force, phenomenon is independent of orientation (angle) of bicycle, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 26, 2014 (more CFD articles)

How to Create a Material Database from Spreadsheet Data - employ spreadsheets to handle, store numerical data, apply LiveLink feature to transfer data edited in Excel to COMSOL Multiphysics, define exported data in any combination of units, set fitting expressions to data, Lars Gregersen, COMSOL Blog, Mar 31, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles)

Annotation Scaling in Bentley MicroStation v8i - employ scale to manage size of text in relation to modified drawings, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Link Data Between MicroStation and an Excel Spreadsheet - process of importing data from Microsoft Excel into MicroStation project, link files, update data in MicroStation table as changed in Excel source, Peter Mann, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Create the Best Design Through Optimization - conduct static study, select 'create new design study' to begin optimization process, click add variables option to open parameters box, test changes before setting parameter in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Exploded Assembly Animations - visit ConfigurationManager, right click on exploded configuration to open option to animate explode or collapse assembly, else create motion study by utilizing existing exploded view in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Comparing Your Purchase & Licenses Shown on the SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager, Pt 1 - standard licenses are important for foundation level of SolidWorks, while professional/premium licenses are considered as product that includes standard license, Rachael Hughes, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Direct Edit for Filling Cavities - create solid body that would fit in existing cavity in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Installation Instruction Using SolidWorks Composer - employ existing 3D design data to rapidly create, update high quality graphical assets in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Graphisoft Readies ArchiCAD for the Enterprise - Graphisoft press event in Tokyo, technology behind BIMcloud, BIM Server, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Apr 1, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Solid Edge Windows Integration - Windows functionalities in Solid Edge: drag and drop, drag to select multiple, copy-paste, preview in Explorer, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 30, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Does ENOVIA Still Deliver the PLM Experience in the 3D Experience Era? - ENOVIA team plays key role in delivering on 3DExperience message, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 27, 2014 (more PLM articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Developer Documentation Changes - easier to locate most frequently accessed topics, centralized resource for developer documentation, improved classification, documentation filtering, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Resize Model Space Viewports - special note needs to be made that frame of model space viewports has 2 areas, adjust size of all intersecting viewport, add new model space viewport, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Refined Interface in AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark-themed interface includes ribbon, status bar, pallets, improved efficiency for accessing tools, command window stays docked when resizing window, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Calling Commands - 2 approaches for calling commands: subroutine, coroutine; 2 styles of command-calling need to be handled separately, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 31, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

SystemVariableEnumerator - New Class in AutoCAD 2015 - provides way to iterate over all of public system variables, get their names, data type, range, read-only status, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Audit API - New in AutoCAD 2015 - programmatically audit drawing file using new database API 'audit,' Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD LT 2015: Commands and Variables - list of new, updated, removed, replaced commands, system variables, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Connecting the Dots - 2015 Product Launch and BIM 360 - new BIM 360 toolbar in AutoCAD verticals helps 'Glue' latest version of model to cloud, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Taming Your Scripts in PLM 360 - moving workflow script to library script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014 (more PLM articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Consistent Reporting in AutoCAD Electrical Using (.set) Settings Files - open report format setup file to save report formats, click format button located in 'schematic and panel reports' dialog to select any .set file in AutoCAD Electrical, Stan Wile, Terminal AutoCAD, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

Game Assets Workflow - obtain referenced images before starting to model, select high/low poly version of model, unwrap low poly mesh, adjust cage, set up feature for baking, arrange tools for exporting materials in 3ds Max, Israel Uriel, AUGI Library, Mar 31, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials

AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Compatibility - choose save, export to AutoCAD, export to other software or install AutoCAD Civil 3D object enabler options to set compatibility between Civil 3D drawings, AutoCAD or other software, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

To Migrate Old AutoCAD Civil 3D Projects - right-click on projects collection located in prospector tab to migrate project from version 2007 or later, hit 'migrate pre-Civil 3D 2007 project' to migrate project from version 2006 or earlier, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Setting Up a .NET Project for AutoCAD Civil 3D - create new class library solution, project, add references, install base libraries, implement IExtensionApplication interface in main class before creating public method that is target of CommandMethod attribute, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Revit 2015 - Boring? - ability to link IFC, trim/extend multiple elements, family parameter order adjustment, tooltips for family parameters, Revit Rants, Mar 30, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Revit 2015 and IFC Linking - linking IFC file is faster than opening IFC file, linked IFC file behaves like linked Revit file, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit articles)

U-Shaped Winder Stairs in Revit - invoke stair command, apply L-shape stair tool to create U-shape winder stair, maintain one-tread-width gap between 2 runs before joining them with landing in Revit, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Category Analysis with and without Python - create project parameter manually, add check marks to all categories, iterate over project parameter bindings, list built-in category enumeration name, underlying integer value for binding project parameter in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How I Remove Seams from Mass and AC Revolve Surfaces and Solids in Revit - join solids with another solid, apply small void cylinder to cut surfaces with void in Revit, Marcello Sgambelluri, Simply Complex, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Schedules - Adding Color and Calculated Values - create calculated value, conditional format to add additional color for design check, generate parameter in Revit, Bill Wright, Duct Duct Pipe, Mar 31, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Associate Text to Views in Inventor - add leader, select object edge in view, right-click to delete leader, else choose sketch, view attached with text, pick create sketch option before adding edges in view, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 - Sheet Metal Enhancements - improved orientation control in flat pattern, prompt message when deleting flat pattern, A-side definition command, multi-select/deselect points to punch, cut normal in cut command to project selected profile onto surface, Australian CAD Blog, Apr 1, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Setting Component Materials Upon Import in Autodesk Inventor - employ open command to open standard.ipt template file, select material before saving file in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 31, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Drawing Enhancements for SW2014 - new view palette allows adding multiple instances of view, replace model command replaces existing model with different model, set annotations to uppercase, attach existing notes to drawing views, fix view label behavior, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features - importance of selecting right entities like sketch, sketch object, edge, face when defining features in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Routing Component Wizard - create custom piping routing components pertaining to fabricated pipe runs in SolidWorks, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Demo - License Tracking - application of license tracking tools like search cards, reports, historical license in SolidWorks EPDM, Ron Grover, YouTube, Mar 31, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles

Review HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation - portable workstation with 27" screen, ability to add second monitor via display port, Intel Xeon processor, NVIDIA Quadro 4000M GPU, 16GB RAM, price starts from $2449, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more HP workstation reviews)

Recover API - New API in AutoCAD 2015 - document collection class has new API AppContextRecoverDocument, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: New Tab, Create Page - create page is displayed by default, divided into 3 columns: get started, recent documents, connect, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Text Align Dynamically - TEXTALIGN command works on both MTEXT, DTEXT, uses text object's insertion point, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

An Overview of the Features, Tools, and Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - classic custom interface removed, LINESMOOTHING system variable added, improved graphics during, after object creation, model space viewport controls, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 Purge Command Enhancements - PURGE command has 'automatically purge orphaned data' checkbox to remove all orphaned DGN linetype data, Volker Cocco, Without a Net, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Improved Graphics - smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Mtext Enhancements - transparent background when hardware acceleration is enabled, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

ACA 2015 - Style Import - select style dialog to select style from list box, limit list of styles to those matching search term entered, modify list of source files from which styles are shown in list box, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 30, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

Put a Mask on That Symbol - type ATTDEF at command prompt to open attribute definition dialog box, double-click on attribute text, open text formatting editor for setting background mask in AutoCAD drawing, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 29, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Catalog Browser - Where's the Symbol? - mapping symbol to catalog record in AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Systems Design Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Importing FBX Files in to 3DS Max - click on Revit icon to display application tools, select export, FBX to save 3D view as FBX file, open 3ds Max, pick application button to import file, change file type, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 28, 2014 (more 3ds Max tutorials, Revit tutorials)

Hello AutoCAD Civil 2015, Pt 1 - new file tab dashboard, dark display color scheme, enhanced corridor modeling features, design criteria files, profile advancements, availability of corridor point code label, fresh Autodesk 360 ribbon, view ribbon look, Tony Carcamo, Tony's Civil 3D World, Mar 27, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Using the AutoCAD Civil 3D Object Enabler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Object Data - support of AutoCAD list, erase commands on civil objects, snap points on civil objects, grip editing of labels, support for display of certain types of civil objects in AutoCAD object properties palette, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

My Top 10 Civil 3D Pet Peeves - viewports are not locked, messing with data shortcut .xml files, application of non-annotative text, blocks, all OSNAP options are turned on, show lineweight option is turned on, extreme corridor assembly insertion frequency, Envision CAD, Mar 28, 2014 (more Civil 3D articles)

Next Bit of Gherkin - create black bands that spiral around outer skin in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Gravity in Revit - select vertical, slope following part, nest parts in adaptive family, form adaptive components, mix adaptive point with joint point to create family that can be hung on any sloped ceilings, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 30, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Creating a Sloped Floor - edit sketch of floor, define one line slope to generate floor with single slope, else employ slope arrow or shape edit command, implement SlabShapeEditor class to avail shape edit functionality in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 28, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Adding New Materials from List Enhancements - implement code to check surPattern, cutPattern variables for 'N/A values' before trying to retrieve materials for them in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 29, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

What's New in the Vault 2015 SDK - 'edited out of turn' enhancement, item BOM updates, Vault 2012 clients are no longer compatible, Vault 2013 and 2104 clients are compatible with Vault 2015 server, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 28, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 - What's New? Revit Gets Loads of Love - editing workflow enhancements, new Vault status modifier, new filter in Inventor, items and BOMs enhancements, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 28, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Autodesk Vault 2015 Licensing Error - uninstall old license manager, restart server, make copy of debug.log, license file, delete old network license manager install folders, install latest version, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 31, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Predicting Injection Pressure with SolidWorks Plastics - build model, set up analysis with defined set of parameters, check injection pressure, clamping force limit in SolidWorks, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PLC I/O Wire Numbering in SolidWorks Electrical - create new PLC mark, add manufacturing marks, circuits information, insert PLC before adding wires in circuit, launch formula manager to edit formula so that terminal information appears on wires, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Build a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbol in symbol editor, ensure top left pin is on origin, apply appropriate circuit type, set connection points as incoming/outgoing, add attributes before making symbol ready for projects, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Synchronizing Selections Between SolidWorks and COMSOL Multiphysics - assign materials for components in SolidWorks design to synchronize selections with COMSOL Multiphysics model or employ COMSOL Selections window in SolidWorks to set up own selections, Lorant Olasz, COMSOL Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more COMSOL Multiphysics articles, SolidWorks articles)

ST7 Sneak Peek: New Measure Tools - upcoming Solid Edge version to have improved measurement tool, ability to save measurements as variables, measure volume of solid body, common origin measurement, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 27, 2014 (more Solid Edge articles)

Creating a Circular Shaped Drawing Frame - place drawing on layout, add circle in appropriate position, click on edge of drawing before selecting 'offset all edges' option to shrink boundary inside circle, Ken Good, Cadimage, Mar 28, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

What's New in Autodesk 2015 - new tab page, ribbon galleries in AutoCAD 2015, direct modeling tools in Inventor 2015, visualization tools in Revit 2015, corridor modeling enhancements in Civil 3D 2015, Synergis, Mar 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

What's New in Autodesk Simulation Products for 2015 - decoupled design scenarios, advanced turbulence models, microchip encapsulation, enhanced speed, accuracy with Linux support, John Evans, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Scotty, Mtext Me Up - new Mtext editor in AutoCAD 2015 comes with fully transparent interface, matching objects properties, enhanced caps lock feature, bullets option, superscript, subscript access, contextual tool tips to provide better idea on tool functionality, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 - What's New - workspace dropdown has been turned off in QAT, new block galleries, tools on reorganized ribbon tab, cursor enhanced to provide contextual feedback, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 is Here - What's New - new tab button, animated help, new color schemes, new selection look, lasso selection, cursor badges, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 for Developers - dark theme, new tab page, enhanced command preview, improved point cloud capabilities, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Introducing AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark theme interface, new animated arrows to help locate tools, lasso selection offers more flexibility for selection objects, enhancements to geographic location functionality, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Design Every Detail with AutoCAD 2015 - refined interface, ability to format text within drawing, AutoCAD is now available through desktop subscription plan, In the Fold, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD LT 2015: We Lasso the New Features - old classic workspace is not available, preview galleries, new line smoothing variable, offers more visual feedback than previous versions, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD LT articles)

ACA 2015 - New Look - '+' tool to add new layout, ability to add workspace selection drop-down tool to QAT, galleries added, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture articles)

What's New in AutoCAD MEP 2015 - new tab option, enhanced project navigator, ability to roll back to previous version of file, CADline, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

What's New in Navisworks 2015 - 2D quantification tools, 3D quantification improvements, rendering enhancements, ReCap/point cloud improvements, Dwane Lindsey, Navisworks/BIM 360 InfoCenter, Mar 27, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

AutoCAD DWG Files Unexpectedly Increase in File Size - run DgnLsPurge.dll to purge DGN objects with DGNPURGE command, employ AcDgnLS.dbx file to keep DGN objects from propagating to new files, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

DWG File Saves as TMP Extension in AutoCAD - try saving file with QSAVE command, check network location permissions with user, set folder options, clean temporary files, disable anti-virus or test server connection speed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Cursor/Crosshair Angle - invoke SNAPANG command, set current angle, adjust normal rotation by setting angle to 0 in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 27, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

What's New in Inventor 2015 - improved engineering design tools, 14 new freeform tools, constraint tools, settings, improved start up, learning experience, CADline, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Inventor 2015 - What's New - application options dialog box is now resizable, sketch tab are always available, performance improvement in wrap to surface/face, new constraint tools, settings, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

What's New in Autodesk Inventor 2015 - parametric direct editing, freeform tools, large assembly express mode, AutoCAD Electrical catalogue add-in, point cloud enhancements, Australian CAD Blog, Mar 28, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Autodesk Inventor 2015 Released - What's New, T-Splines - direct edit feature combined with T-Spline freeform bodies provides incredibly powerful hybrid modeler, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor articles)

Sketching Tips & Tricks - generate offset workplane quickly, create work feature with sketch geometry in Inventor, split feature to adjust geometry, set constraints, geometric relationships, sketch blocks in AutoCAD, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, Mar 27, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials, AutoCAD tips)

Inventor Tube & Pipe Wish List, Pt 1 - avoid fixing 'fitting to fitting' connections on both pipe ends, resize/replace fitting to solve error, apply connect fittings command to reconnect to rest of assembly, select elbow, pipe segment in Inventor, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Mar 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Making Better Perspective Images in Autodesk Inventor - hold ctrl, shift, F3 in perspective mode, left click to view depth change in Inventor, Mark Flayler, Design Engineering, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

What's New in Revit 2015 - enhanced structural analytical model, option to link IFC, family parameter order adjustment, different reinforcement presentation for rebar set in each view, CADline, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit articles)

Determine If the an Revit Element in a Shared Model is Owned by the Current User - apply WorkSetTable.GetWorkSet() method to obtain workset information, compare work set owner with Revit current user name, Joe Ye, AEC DevBlog, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Composer Custom BOM Table - configure BOM columns in Composer, switch from Composer properties to meta properties to add/ remove columns or change names of columns in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Weldments - Structural Member Corners - access structural member command to open corner treatment panel, adjust groups, trim order to set all tubes in SolidWorks, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Right to the Point with Measure - select point to point in measure command, pick 2 locations that represent arbitrary points to obtain straight line point to point measurement between selections in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

PDM Workgroup - Ownership Release for Multiple Files - ensure if current users have checked in, released ownership of files, set Vault admin tool to validate on restart, discontinue PDM Workgroup Windows service, keep backup of Vault data folder, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Mar 27, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The 10 Golden Rules of Solid Modeling - make base feature symmetric, use relationships, don't apply too many fillets or chamfers in sketch, create drafts as early as possible in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 26, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Color Maps, Vectors, Streamlines, Action - learning about surface color map, volume color map, vector, streamlines visualization methods, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 26, 2014 (more CFD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 in Two Minutes - new dark theme in UI, tab launch page, system variable LINESMOOTHING is available to control anti-aliasing of most objects, extended command previews, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD 2015? - darker theme, selection improvements, tuning for visible performance improvements, palettes have smaller form factorability to preview command outcomes, Melanie Perry, BLAUGI, Mar 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015: Managing the Application Manager - application manager settings are stored in plain text file, change settings by editing .ini file in text editor, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2015 - Hot Off the Press - online comments in DWG drawings can now be used for locally stored DWG drawings, option to include map data inside DWG drawings, picture menu for block inserts, easier adding layouts, direct links from command help into ribbon, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

CAD: Helpful Thumbnails from the Dark Side - dark theme, improvement of style selection for blocks, enhanced help, The Kung Fu Drafter, Mar 26, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

What's New in AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 - 3 new commands to modify balloons, enhanced BOM, parts list dialog boxes, more control over appearance of welding symbols, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Mechanical articles)

Fatal Error While Opening AutoCAD - reset program, rebuild user profile in Windows, uninstall, reinstall .NET, clear digital signatures before uninstalling, reinstalling application, turn off hardware acceleration, update drivers for video card to address problem, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Publishing 2D Assets from AutoCAD - employ Factory Design Suite 2015 to identify, publish blocks of AutoCAD drawing as factory assets, invoke ribbon command, click on create assets option to create 2D assets, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Open Containing Folder Throws Exception - open design data folder in Windows Explorer to navigate to subdirectory in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Civil 3D Multi-View Blocks - changes view direction by switching between 2D, 3D version, allows creating custom multi-view block symbology to accommodate design needs, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Civil 3D 2014: How to Import Styles and Settings - invoke IMPORTSTYLESANDSETTINGS command, select DWT or DWG file, click on open to view list of styles, uncheck styles that is to be overwritten, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Customized .NET Report in Civil 3D Doesn't Use 'Report Settings' - apply drawing ambient setting to set precision, units for custom .NET report in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Change Object Line Pattern in Revit - modify door swing projection line to dashed line, open visibility/graphic overrides to change properties in project level, visit manage tab to create line pattern, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 27, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Cannot Get BindingMap of a Family Document - employ appropriate overload of AddParameter method to add shared parameter via binding map in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 26, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Advocate for Internet Access for CAD Tools - avoid CAD conundrum by accommodating client requests, explaining CAD department's needs, handling CAD tools productively while allowing CAD users access FTP, remote workstations, EDM/PDM systems, cloud based services, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Conduct Usability Studies for CAD/BIM - record audio/video segments of hands-on software in order to design better training tools, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 26, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

SolidWorks Rx - employ tool to diagnose issues, perform SolidWorks aware system maintenance, capture, review problems in SolidWorks, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Derivative Design Using Save As - save both part, existing 2D drawing as new files while retaining link between two new documents, archive files by specifying new part names in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Virtual Sharps in Your Dimensioning Workflow - activate smart dimension tool, right-click on desired entities, select 'find intersection' from menu before clicking other entity that creates intersection in SolidWorks, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks External References - right-click on jaw in feature tree to view list of external references of part, select unlock to update part, lock references to halt update process in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Thermal Analysis: SolidWorks Flow Simulation vs Simulation Pro - Flow Sim builds model faster for medium to very complex models while Sim Pro Thermal works faster for simple models; Flow Sim is expensive compared to Sim Pro Thermal, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

EPDM - Version Free Variables - set variable options before updating variable without checking file, avail user/group folder permissions to modify version free variables in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

There's a CAMWorks for Solid Edge - fully integrated into Solid Edge, CAMWorks utilizes feature-based machining to allow for rapid tool path generation, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Mar 25, 2014 (more CAMWorks articles, Solid Edge articles)

CAD Standards Should be Vague - tendency to overdo CAD standards creates maintenance issue, create rule-of-thumb for standards, avoid assigning specific solutions for specific problems, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 25, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

What's New in ArchiCAD 17 and Revit 2014? - ArchiCAD 17: workflow improvements, boost in directly accessible GDL content for ArchiCAD users; Revit 2014: platform, architectural, MEP features, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 26, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles, Revit articles)

Monochromatic Models in ArchiCAD  - using renovation filters properly, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 25, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Exa: Strong End to FY14 - Optimistic for FY15 - Q4 revenue was $15.2 million, license revenue was $12 million, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 25, 2014 (more CFD articles)

What's New in 3ds Max 2015 - accelerated viewport performance, populate enhancements, active shade, better scene management, quad chamfer, placement tools, ShaderFX features, CADline, Mar 25, 2014 (more 3ds max articles)

10 AutoCAD Temporary Override Keys - hold shift, shift+A, shift+X to toggle orthogonal, OSNAP, polar mode, press shift+S, shift+D keys to activate snap enforcement, disable all snapping, tracking respectively in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Record Revival in PLM 360 - create new view, give it descriptive name, check box in lower right corner to show deleted records, save, enable this view, Brian Schanen, Under the Hood, Mar 25, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Changing Multiple Surface Styles in Civil 3D - select top level of surfaces in prospector, apply ctrl+ pick function to pick surfaces to be changed, launch surface styles menu to set required style, Graham Riddleston, Cadline, Mar 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Realistic View and the Drive Function in Civil 3D - activate realistic view before entering drive function, or apply drive function followed by viewport controls, select 2D wireframe from list in Civil 3D, Geoff Woodhead, Cadline, Mar 25, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Model Builder in InfraWorks 360 - type address or zoom to any area where model is to be created, enter model name, select Autodesk 360 group associated with account to allow InfraWorks locate surface, imagery, roads, highways, Rob Wiederman, Advanced Solutions Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

What's New in AutoCAD Electrical 2015 - catalog browser, AutoCAD Electrical mobile app, PDF publish with hyperlinks, new commands for cut, copy, paste, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 New Features, Pt 2 - PDF output with hyperlinks, terminal export, report table styles, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical articles)

Importing the AutoCAD Title Block to Inventor - explode title block, select old attributes that is to be replaced by Inventor iProperties, scale block according to sheet size, add fields to title block, finish sketch before saving file, Dave Breiner, Synergis, Mar 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

An Easier Method to Handle Missing Flat Pattern Views on Your IDW's - open sheet metal part, switch to flat pattern view, apply rebuild all command located in manage tab to recreate flat pattern model in Inventor, Brendan’s Inventor Blog, Brendan Henderson, Mar 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Model Archive Using eTransmit Addin - include Revit linked models in addition to .dwg linked files or keynote files as part of transmit, allow setup to detach Revit file during archiving process, Philip Chan, Phil-osophy in BIM, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Visible Categories from a Set of Views - implement category equality comparer class that considers 2 categories as same if their element id is equal, apply CategoryCollector to collects distinct categories from all elements in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 25, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Did You Know You Can Modify the SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - expand options button, click customize to select commands, scroll to standards view to drag, drop standard view icons on heads-up view toolbar, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Sheet Metal - Flat Pattern Displays a Bent Part - select flatten tool to unsuppress flat-pattern feature, de-select flatten tool to bend part in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Black Box Symbol - select 'insert black box' icon to generate black box symbol, save it to symbol library once created in SolidWorks, John Lieber, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Replace Entity and Sketch Numeric - activate sketch numeric input to automatically generate dimensions of sketch, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - GoConvertPDF Utility - automate process of converting MS Office files to PDF, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The NBS BIM Ecosystem - provides solutions to industry information problems by extending system to global market, prepares brief based on RIBA plan of work, employs NBS, develops specification, generates coordinated drawings, schedules, Stephen Hamil, Construction Code, Mar 7, 2014 (more AEC articles)

NX Quick Tips - Rib Construction  - discusses rib construction techniques available in NX9, John Baker, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more NX tutorials)

Copy AutoCAD Groups Between Drawings - invoke XREF command to attach drawing with groups, apply insert option to bind drawing in AutoCAD, Justin Doughty, CADline, Mar 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Introduction to Autodesk Showcase - open any popular CAD file extensions, transfer files, pick scenery, adjust viewing angle, background, scene in real-time, invoke lightning command to transform digital designs into interactive walk-throughs, Ruben Cabreros, Hagerman & Company Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

InfraWorks 360: Share Your Models on iPad and Browser - tips for optimizing model or scenario for application in mobile/web, scenarios in InfraWorks 360 viewer, hidden options to enhance scenario publishing, Markus Briglmeir, BIMagination, Mar 24, 2014 (more Civil 3D articlesAutodesk 360 articles)

Uninstalling Your Autodesk Design Suite - Did You Know There's a Tool for It? - open Autodesk Factory Design Suite Uninstaller, check products to uninstall, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 24, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Use Inventor's Bend Part Command - extrude standard part at desired length, add sketch to top surface of extrusion, project edges into sketch, create part that is curved to desired angle in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 24, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Suppressing All Chamfer or Fillets with iLogic - obtain part document, definition, iterate each feature before suppressing it in Inventor, Xiaodong Liang, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 25, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Circular Tub Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor  - active sheet metal defaults, specify thickness of sheet manually, create new sketch over XY plane, take project of Y axis before converting projected line into centerline, apply constraints to position geometry, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scheduling a Family on a Per Room Basis - enable ‘room calculation point’ option of family that is to be scheduled, select schedules/quantities option to create schedule, go to schedule properties dialog box to choose room, furniture options in Revit, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Filled Regions and DWG Exports - delete/hide filled regions before exploding, change filled regions to solid fill, avoid using component families with nested annotation in Revit MEP, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Another Balloon Tip Implementation - employs self-contained class named NotifyBox to discuss simple balloon, warning balloon, balloon from another thread commands in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Copy & Paste Levels in Revit - apply copy to clipboard tool, select ‘aligned to picked levels’ option to copy levels from one project to another in Revit, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Mar 24, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

SolidWorks Hidden Commands - These are the Commands You’re Looking For - press ctrl+T to flatten out features of feature manager design tree, hit ‘A’ key to switch entities from line to arc, hold ctrl key to create insertion point, adjust dimensions, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Get Connected with Loop Selection - select edge, allow fillet tool to propagate around feature, choose to add another fillet or drag cut feature above fillet, apply ‘select loop’ option to change edge selection method in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Creating Rigid Body Groups in Motion - create rigid groups to effectively remove insignificant mates in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How Do I Make a Decal? - click on DisplayManager to select ‘view decals’ icon, right-click on blank area to add decal, browse image that is to be turned into decal, mask image before saving decal in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Mar 24, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Advanced Sketch - dissolve text into sketch lines in order to create solid feature in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 1 - apply configurations to control parameters like dimensions, tolerance, sketch relations in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 2 - understanding feature to create, display variations of models at same time in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 3 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Model-Based System Engineering - Beyond Spreadsheets - software features include: diagram creation, allocation/model/data libraries and tables, customizable design rules checker, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 20, 2014 (more engineering articles)

15 Advantages of Using BIM - reduce errors, omissions in design phase, improves collaboration during construction phase, enhances organizational image, reduces rework, VisualARQ, Mar 12, 2014 (more AEC articles)

More CADCAM Wizards for GW Calculator: ID Turn and Facing - advantages: faster and simpler, more optimal, can be easily converted into estimate for quotation, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 21, 2014 (more CAM articles)

AutoCAD 2015 System Requirements - additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, 3D modeling, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Switching Layers Automatically in AutoCAD - create new palette tab to place commands, add linear dimension command to new tool palette, drag dimension to new palette before setting tool properties, current layer, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Clean Up Your AutoCAD Drawing with the JOIN Command - convert multiple contiguous objects into one in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Reading Values Through the PropertyManager - set ImageInfo for category glyph properties, image type for thumbnails, employ HasListValues property on PropertyDefintion to check if property is picklist or not in Vault, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 21, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Scripting Secrets in PLM 360 - go to workspace 'sequencers,' create new item filled with rules, create new action script, add 'sequenceOperator' to script, Michelle Stone, Under the Hood, Mar 21, 2014 (more PLM articles, Autodesk 360 articles)

Trimming Tin Surfaces with Data Clip - move data clip action prior to creation of surface, adjust order by moving add boundary to top before rebuilding surface, save drawing in Civil 3D, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Mar 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Use Multi-View Blocks - It Depends on Your Point of View - incorporate multi-view blocks into Civil 3D designs to automatically display 2D or 3D variation when appropriate, Jeff Bartels, Talking Transportation, Mar 21, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Inventor Tip 003 Angled Work Plane - apply 'angle to plane around edge' method to create plane, select plane followed by axis before forming angled work plane without employing solid geometry in Inventor, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

The Option 'Open Express' is Grayed for an Inventor Assembly - check if assembly file has migrated to 2014 version, status of express, graphics mode, enable option by migrating file to 2014 version, switching to performance or quality mode, or by restarting Inventor, CADforum, Mar 21, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Scope Boxes and Plan Regions - associate datum elements with scope box, access visibility control of other views to display Revit scope box, employ plan region tool to set custom view range for area in plan, Philip Russo, AUGI Library, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

IMAGINiT Revit Utilities: Customizing the View Setup Tool - generate views based on phases, view templates by selecting views to be created, add text parameter associated to views, provide required information in view template to add different view names, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Generic Collections with Filters and Forms - employ FrmSelectViews to select plan views to export in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 21, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Back Against the Wall - creating wall-based panel families in Revit, Andy Milburn, Shades of Grey, Mar 23, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

3D Printing: Real Tools Please - 3D software vendors like SpaceClaim, Autodesk, Materialise are adding more tools to better support process of 3D printing, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 24, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

3D Printing File Management - avoid using special characters in any file names or paths, store printer specific files conveniently, tray file allows user to reprint entire tray, Dave Tupper, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Exposing Variables in Solid Edge and Its Applications - exposing variable, pulling draft file in callout, exposing length, width, height variables for each of box part files in air handling unit, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Solid Edge Design Optimization Using Excel Solver - driving Solid Edge part from Excel spreadsheet, using Excel Solver add-in for design optimization in Solid Edge, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 21, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

SolidWorks RX Tool - visit diagnostic, system maintenance, problem capture tabs inside RX tool to check diagnostic information about computer, clean up temporary files, record problem capture, or run benchmark test, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Auto-Scale - functionality makes sketching faster, efficient while requiring less user interaction, concentrate on getting sketch entities proportioned about right relative to each other without worrying about zoom perspective, actual size of entities, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Mar 21, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating a Motorized Conveyor System - consider scenario where mechanical, electrical engineer work together on project, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 1 - working with assembly sketches in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 2 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks 2014 - Converting a Solid Part to a SheetMetal Part - step by step procedure to convert solid bodies into sheet metal, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Radial Engine - advantage of using single modeling environment for taking sketch layout from 2D, 2D motion to 3D, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Aras PLM Vision 2014+ - Aras aims to offer PLM Platform with solid core functionality with built-in ability to be extended by customers, partners, includes upgrade services as part of subscription service, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Mar 20, 2014 (more PLM articles)

Cloud Computing - A Few Things to Think About - pros: easy to access, update, no large investments needed; cons: access to files is dependent on internet access of client, host, security issues, Richard Williams, Engineering.com, Mar 20, 2014 (more cloud articles)

5 Ways 3D Visualization is Building the Future - helps in next generation of construction, 3D printing, automotive design, airports remodeling with minimal downtime, supermarket design, Eric Hoover, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Direction Dependent Selection Method - 3 options are available; selection method is used depending on direction user draws selection window in ArchiCAD, Ken Good, Cadimage, Mar 21, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Quick Tip: Illuminated Displays in KeyShot - KeyShot, Mar 19, 2014 (more KeyShot articles)

Bluebeam Tip: Show All Measurements in Estimating Take-Off - manage columns, check off fields, select 'show all measurements' in properties of measurement or in custom measurement item in tool set, Carol Hagen, Carol's Construction Technology Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more AEC articles, PDF articles)

Autodesk Talks to Architosh about Octane Cloud Workstation: Autodesk Edition at Amazon - technology basics, client side requirements, real-time performance of Octane Render on OTOY's Octane Cloud Workstation, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk articles, cloud articles)

Exporting to DXF Tips - click on tools drop down located in save drawing dialog, choose options, snap DXF options tab to pick 'select options' or save thumbnail preview image in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Dimensions in ACA - create dimensions on layouts rather than model space, apply dynamic input to enter precise value, set AEC dimension style to objects, convert AutoCAD dimension to AEC dimension in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

How to Modify Door/Window Assembly - go to content browser to insert door/window assembly, change width of entrance door frame, employ design tool catalog to select door style, pick host cell to add infill dialog box displays in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

5 Hidden Surfacing Tools in Autodesk Inventor - employ solid tools to create surfaces, move 'replace face' tool to main panel, loft profile directly to single point to create domed surface, invoke move bodies command, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Assembly Constraint Analysis - click on show using show tool to view all constraints available on part, apply 'degree of freedom analysis' tool to open table that will show parts in assembly, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Adding New Materials from List Updated - employ filtered element collectors to access document materials, provide RGB arguments to color constructor, apply element ids to set material surface, cut patterns in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Tip: Strip Down Model for Sharing - remove floor plans, details, title blocks that is not to be shared with model in Revit, The Revit Kid, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Distorted Topographic Surfaces in Revit - insert values to eastings, northings, height columns while creating surface from imported survey points file, specify units to complete surface object once import process completes, Dennis Collin, CADline, Mar 20, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

2014 Thin Client Issue - workaround to solve issue of 'file details' display in Vault, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

VP 2014 Job Processor Error:Index (Zero Based) Must be Greater Than or Equal to Zero and Less Than the Size of the Argument List - ask user to check file back in, then resubmit job or log in as admin in Vault, remove reservation on file, then resubmit job, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 20, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Approach - optimizes surface temperature at grill, studies air-flow temperatures within grill, allows setting up external flow simulation, defining materials like granite, steel casing, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Forgotten Features: Smart Components - place components in assembly, go to tools, select 'make smart component' option to select components, features to be included in smart component, combine mate references with smart components to simplify design process, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Working Across the Network vs Working Locally - check work process every time file is opened across network, reference files from local machine drive before copying files to local hard drive, employ SolidWorks EPDM to maintain backup of data when used locally, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Intelligent Search Options for Manufacturing - search description bracket by date of approval, locate parts that have material specified, check brackets by going through 'rib' feature in SolidWorks EPDM, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Mar 20, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

How to Pass the SolidWorks Exam - discussing proctor, test making methods, SolidWorks modeling best practices, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Converting Multibody to Weldment  - understand application of multibody part created with normal features, convert bodies to weldment members with cut-list in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Sheet Metal, Search Commands in SolidWorks - tips to search commands, options, feature tree, method to turn imported body into sheet metal, create new sheet metal file, develop cuts in flat in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Introducing Jack and Jill: Your (Free) Virtual Factory Employees - Siemens PLM's Tecnomatix Jack software comes preloaded with library of common factory equipment, office furniture, can import 3D objects in neutral formats, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Mar 19, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

SpaceClaim Adds Support for 3D Printing - SpaceClaim 2014 SP1 offers 'STL Prep for 3D printing' module that helps repair printing problems, modify STL, CAD files, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 19, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

Explore 3D Models with BIMx - features of BIMx: BIMx hyper models, 2D, 3D conversion, real-time 3D cutaway function, navigation speed, markers, cloud connection, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Feb 26, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles)

Revit vs ArchiCAD: Making the Right Choice When Shifting to BIM - snap tools of ArchiCAD provide better accuracy than those of Revit; Revit is not able to support curved grid systems, has hidden settings, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more ArchiCAD articles, Revit articles)

Solibri Model Checker Version 9: Quality Assurance at Your Fingertips - enhanced checklist, information provision, faster, simpler issue handling, easy admission, management, improved rule systems, cloud-based licensing, Jonas Salih, BIMhow Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Solibri articles)

Lost in (Paper) Space - employ paper space to arrange viewports of varied size or shape, multiple viewports to display same model or different parts of model, check properties of new 'TILEMODE OFF' in AutoCAD, Colin Wright, My CAD Site, Feb 24, 2014 (more AutoCAD paper space tutorials)

Displaying Under Ground Piping in AutoCAD Plant 3D - employ box or plate to represent grade, create viewport for both below, above grade items, overlay viewports, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Mar 19, 2014 (more AutoCAD Plant 3D articles)

Syncing Settings Using Autodesk 360 - ensure if support path file naming is consistent with cloud, local settings, avoid migrating settings between different software releases, select settings before syncing, Kate Ming, Ideate, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

Section View from Model Work Plane in Inventor - obtain workplanes in assembly model, sketch non-projected line on top of projected line to create drawing view, click on 'get model sketches' to make section lines visible, Luke Davenport, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Quick Tip - Place iLogic Component - apply tool to pick part or assembly file, place it into assembly before setting required parameters in file, David Gate, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Creating Non-Hosted Families from Hosted Versions - place family instance in drawing area, open new Revit file from no template, link family instance model into new file, open coordination settings to set 'copy type' to families to be hacked, Dave Baldacchino, Do U Revit, Mar 19, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Manufacturer Content - Lighting - start with non-hosted lighting family, nest into hosted template to allow usage of Photometric web definition, include proper material, employ type catalogs instead of creating individual families in Revit, Dave Baldacchino, HOK BIM Solutions, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Vault Missing File Version Numbers - basic rules of purging to determine if file version is to be purged or retained in Vault, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Attaching and Linking Files in the Vault - select file, pick paperclip icon before clicking on attach to browse for file, press ok to associate file for future reference in Vault, Chris Turner, CADline, Mar 19, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Dell Precision M4800 - 15" display, Core i7-4800MQ CPU, ideal for 3D CAD, AMD FirePro M5100 Mobility Pro GPU, 8GB RAM, priced extremely competitively, AEC Magazine, Mar 19, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Lenovo ThinkPad W540 - 15.5" display, built-in X-Rite Pantone color calibrator, Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU, NVIDIA Quadro K2100M GPU, spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard with numeric keypad, AEC Magazine, Mar 19, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

Machining Process Drawings in SolidWorks - open new part file, insert original model as first feature, construct block of material larger than part, set configurations after completing new part in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Obtain Pin Slip Force in SolidWorks Simulation - apply 'on flat faces' fixture to move pin by fixed distance, employ 'list results force' to extend force required to make pin slip afterwards in SolidWorks, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

How to Make Only Your Company's Drawing Sizes Available in SolidWorks - accept any sheet format, save it to desktop folder, go to file location options to change location of 'sheet formats' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

A New Way to Communicate Concept Designs - enable non-photorealistic options on render tools tab to, tick contour/cartoon rendering before picking cartoon style, choose outline only, cartoon shading or cartoon shading with outline options in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Visualizing Results on Full Model of Analysis Using Symmetry - right click on plot, edit definition, select 'display symmetric results' from advanced options window to view results on full model in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Text Font 101 - sketch text, modify font, position sketch in 3D model using construction lines, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Electrical - Using the Archive and Unarchive Function - different options, areas related to SolidWorks Electrical's archive functions, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Solid Edge Sensors: Orifice Plate - setup surface area sensor, specify sensor parameters, limits, experiment with orifice dimensions, Tushar Suradkar, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 18, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

3D Printer Round Up - 3D printers for creating architectural models: MakerBot Replicator, 3D Systems ProJet 660, MCOR Iris, EOS Formiga P110, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

AEC Technology Updates, Spring 2014 - Tekla Structures 20, ColorByNumber plug-in for Revit, BIM-integrated EcoDesigner STAR tool by Graphisoft, Sefaira plug-in, Kenesto's project collaboration, workflow management solution, BIMreview V7, Orthograph app, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

Taking BIM Mobile - challenges that construction companies face while adopting mobile technology, embracing collaborative workflows, BIM to improve information sharing to achieve true end-to-end asset visibility, Iain Miskimmin, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

The Digital Object - defining BIM object, benefits of representing manufacturers' products as BIM components, Stefan Larson of BIMobject, AEC Magazine, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

BIM in Landscape Architecture - BIM helps work in multiple programs, files simultaneously, facilitates collaboration; reasons why landscape architects are not using BIM, Lauren Schmidt, Land 8, Mar 18, 2014 (more AEC articles)

AutoCAD 2014: Dynamic Blocks - draw rectangle to represent beam, open block definition dialog box to name block, insert base point, go to block authoring palette to add parameters, actions, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Optimizing Your Way of Drawing - select edit aliases option, scroll to bottom to pick 'user-defined command aliases' section to overwrite default alias, open up customize UI dialogue to set custom command buttons in AutoCAD, Joseph Nelson, CAD Notes, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Using DIMPOST in a LISP Routine - employ LISP statements to reset alternative/primary dimension prefix, suffix in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 18, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Call Plug-in within Application of .NET Control - load plug-in before calling relevant method of plug-in, ensure that .NET control application loads explicitly in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 19, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Road Widening Using AutoCAD Civil 3D .NET API - understand working of OffsetAlignmentInfo.AddWidening() API in Civil 3D, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, Mar 18, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Help - I've Lost My Autodesk Inventor Feature Browser - go to Inventor view tab to locate UI icon, click on UI icon to check browser option in Inventor, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 18, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Storing Revit Add-in Settings - store project specific files in RVT document located in extensible storage via Revit API, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit MEP Annotation Scale - check 'use annotation scale for single line fittings' option to turn on parameter that each fitting or accessory contains in Revit, Steve Stafford, Revit OpEd, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Titleblocks with Revit - employ text, labels, images to create titleblocks in Revit, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Mar 18, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Minimizing Pressure Drop in Cast and Molded Parts - smart optimization technology, adjoint solver, quickly iterates towards optimal solution, solve typical Navier-Stokes equations to determine baseline solution, solve, converge auxiliary field equation, determine sensitivity gradient, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, Mar 18, 2014 (more CFD articles)

6 Things to Consider Before Switching Turbulence Model - poor CFD results could be due to poor CFD results, mesh elements, insufficient mesh resolution in critical flow regions, unconverged results, second order difference scheme, Richard Smith, Symscape, Mar 18, 2014 (more CFD articles)

Save Each Sheet as Its Own Drawing, or Combine Multiple Drawings into a Multi-Sheet Drawing - switch between methods to manage drawing files in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Weldment Cut List Explained  - difference between weldment cut list, bill of material with weldment part inside assembly, Tony Riggs of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Physical Threads - add threads to part models for use in 3D printing, CAM programming, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

HP Zbook 14 - 14" full HD IPS panel, Intel Core i7-4600U CPU with clock speed of 2.1-3.3GHz, AMD FirePro M4100 GPU, well built with exceptional serviceability, ideal for truly mobile CAD but limited to small assembly modeling, Develop 3D, Mar 17, 2014 (more laptop reviews)

In 2014 SP1, SpaceClaim Preps 3D Printing, Reviews Through the Cloud - 2 significant add-ons have been added: STL Prep for 3D printing ($1200), SpaceClaim LiveReview (free for now), Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 18, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

How-to: Setting Up a Job in Mastercam Mill-Turn - complete list of settings in job setup dialog box, sync operations using sync manager, perform machine simulation, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more Mastercam articles)

Object of the Week - model curtain track with fabric drapes in ArchiCAD, Andrew Watson, Cadimage, Mar 18, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Which 3D Modeling Tools are Best to Use for Concept Design? - users can start with 2D concept model, use it as basis of 3D model, direct modeling tools help leverage all types of available legacy data, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 17, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

How to Re-Size a Pipe Cross-Section on an Exaggerated Scale Without Thinking - determine scale factor using SCALE command in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD 2014: Grip Editing - access multiple editing functions via grip, go to menu to select base point followed by central intersection of window bars, choose rotate option to set rotating angle, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: How to Add New Pipes to Pressure Pipe Catalogs - add new catalogs, pipes through content catalog editor, save new pressure pipe catalogs, click import button to start creation of new pipe, specify pipe type, model properties for new part, Ben Johnson, Envision CAD, Mar 13, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

How to Add Windows and Corner Windows - open windows option in tool palette, locate casement tool to start insertion of windows, set parameters of new windows before insertion in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Adding Just the Toolbars to the New Interface - access CUI dialog box, customize workspace, add required toolbars, load toolbars using transfer tab in AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 17, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Autodesk Vault 2014 - Command Line Workspace Sync Works - employ workspace synchronization tool to allow Vault analyze local workspace, update or remove recent files from Vault workspace, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 17, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

How to Extract or Recreate an Individual NWC File from an NWD - open NWD in Navisworks, go to selection tree to select branch that equates with NWC to be regenerated, turn off sectioning before exporting file to 3D DWF or 3D DWFx, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, Mar 18, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Change Balloon Property Display - set balloon style's property display to ITEM, QTY before checking information in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Add a Vertex to a Balloon Leader - select balloon, right-click to choose add vertex/leader option, click on leader near place where vertex is to be added in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 17, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Hardscape & Site Topography for First Timers - site topography modeling tools vs Revit modeling tools, create parking lot to dynamically adjust to shape of topography, generate mountain out of topo tools, shape existing topo of retaining wall, Marcello Sgambelluri, AUGI Library, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Using Balloon Tips in Revit - add reference to AdWindows.dll to VS project, add code as static method in 'Utils' class to display message in non-blocking manner in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Opening a Custom chm File from Ribbon Button in Revit - associate ContextualHelp instance with control, text 'press F1 for more help' will appear below tooltip when mouse hovers over control, Partha Sarkar, AEC DevBlog, Mar 16, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

One Void Better Than Array - create Revit family with void to make it much lighter with no need to have joined steps, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 17, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How Can I and How Do I - With SolidWorks Simulation? - simulate realistic ground contact, use configurations for different process conditions/geometries, setup model for SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Hawk Ridge Systems, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoCAD EPDM Add-In Setup - installing AutoCAD EPDM add-in, adding EPDM toolbars to AutoCAD, setting up AutoCAD XREF search paths, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Mar 17, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

The ABC's of FEA as Simple as 1-2-3 - Poisson's Ratio, Young's Modulus define behavior of material used in linear static simulation, Stephen Petrock, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more FEA articles)

In-House vs Outsource - 6 Advantages of Owning a 3D Printer - lower costs, accelerated time to market, frequent prototyping, fewer manufacturing errors, greater confidentiality, improved model accuracy, quality, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2014 (more rapid prototyping articles)

Customizing the Command Prompt in BricsCAD - changing wording of command prompts, Ralph Grabowski, YouTube, Mar 3, 2014 (more Bricscad articles)

Ensure Data Integrity with Kubotek Validation - Kubotek Validate mathematically compares 2 files using its pattern matching technology to identify, document all differences, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Mar 14, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

The TTP Project - Update 1 - ability to build UI for item detail fields, define different UI for each operation, select multiple items in workspace in PLM 360, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 14, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

AutoCAD Raster Design - employ CLEANUP, RUBBERSHEET tools to avoid trace sheet drawings from getting distorted, align non-aligned images with DESKEW tool, remove unwanted raster by setting speckle size within DESPECKLE tool, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Updating AutoCAD Electrical from Microsoft Excel - select import/export data ribbon tab, pick data category to be exported before choosing output format of project/active drawing, modify spreadsheet to change component TAG using Excel, Miles Nicholson, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD Electrical tutorials)

VP2014 Job Processor 'File Locked' - ensure if latest service pack is installed, log into Vault client application to check level of permission on file required to login into account, try synchronizing files locally, Richard Rankin, Cracking the Vault, Mar 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Determining AutoCAD's Language Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 14, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Get Picky in Inventor - go to QAT to access selection filters, alternately hold down shift key, press right mouse button to display selection list along with other context sensitive menu options, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 15, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Inventor Basics - Copy and Paste Features - select features, open paste features dialog to pick face/plane that is to be copied to feature, avail parameters dependent option to link parameters before picking angular rotation of original sketch, David Gate, CADline, Mar 14, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Determining the Quiescent State - recommendation for using external events in modeless dialogues in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

How to Determine wallSweepType Parameter for WallSweep.Create API - different approaches to determine wallSweepType in Revit, Gopinath Taget, AEC DevBlog, Mar 14, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

The Mysterious Case of Revit's Family View Range Properties - change view range while in family environment in Revit, The Revit Kid, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Best Start-Up Practices for SolidWorks Newbies - determine extent of integration with other units of company, or with client, list name, positions of people involved in 3D CAD process, check responsibilities of people based on specific segments of work flow, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation - open assembly, set 3 default assembly planes to show, insert part named cutting plate in assembly, select top face of cutting plate, add distance mate between assembly top plane and top face of cutting plate, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Mar 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Can't Quite Get the Shape You Wanted? Try the Deform Tool - model edge to deform, target curve, form sketch based on look of edge after invoking deform command, apply split lines on model to localize deformation in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Mar 16, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Flat Pattern Not Working in Drawing - derived configuration 'DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN' should remain in flattened state, ensure that 'save all' is complete within drawing environment to make part updated in SolidWorks, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Working with SolidWorks Files on a Network - prefer working with locally stored SolidWorks files, employ document management system to be able to work with files locally, automatically backup older versions of files, Jim Peltier, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

CircuitWorks and Flow Simulation Working Together - import ECAD file PCB or component thermal properties to Flow Simulation, utilize dielectric, conductor density, specific heat, conductivity for PCBs, conductivity for volumetric heat sources properties from CircuitWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks articles)

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 1 - The 'S' Key - customize 'S' key to utilize any icon-based command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 2 - The 'R' Key - avail quick access to most recently accessed documents in SolidWorks with 'R' key, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorials Q&A - Basic Surface Design - convert 2 joined triangles into 2 triangle surfaces in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 14, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Archibus View Field Size Tip - set colspan control to 2, edit .axvw file to modify entry for applicable field, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Mar 12, 2014 (more Archibus articles)

ESI Ends 2013 on an Up, with Revenue +7% in Q4 - license revenue up 15%, services revenue was down 19%, top 20 clients accounted for 46% of revenue in 2013, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Mar 14, 2014 (more CFD articles)

aPriori Update Helps Engineers Weigh Cost Viability of Product Designs - aPriori 2014r1 has new capabilities like 2-model machining for costing complex machined components like gears, Beth Stackpole, Virtual Desktop, Mar 13, 2014 (more MCAD articles)

Can't Select Threads in Autodesk Inventor? Check the Registry - shut down Inventor, open Windows registry editor, locate key: UseExcelToReadThreadFile, change value from 0 to 1, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Mar 13, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Rotate Objects - start ROTATE command, select objects in properties palette to change rotation, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Access the Last Point Used in AutoCAD with 1 Keystroke - draw line from point A to B, start circle command, draw circle's center point at last point of line where point B is located, use appropriate symbol when coordinate input is required, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Copy a Leader Using Visual LISP - obtain leader, MTExt, check if selection set has 2 entities, get coordinates from existing leader, make array of doubles before creating leader object in model space, Wayne Brill, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Resolving Name Conflict During XRef Binding - set bPrefixName parameter to false to prefix symbol names of xref drawing in current drawing, else merge symbol names of xref drawing in current drawing without prefix in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Getting AutoCAD's Command-Line Arguments Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Detach Beam from Plane - change end elevation of beam using end elevation parameters to force it to go out of plane in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Logging Data When Opening Revit Files - tool to track data about Revit files, Harry Mattison, Boost Your BIM, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Copying Legends and Schedules in Revit - go to sheet that has legend or schedule view, select it before running command, choose sheets in which view is to be applied, Tim Logan, LMNts, Mar 13, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Mobile Workstations for CAD: A Buyer's Guide - consider features like mobility, display, processor, graphics, memory, storage, battery, Greg Corke, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 3, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

Dell Prepares for the Diverse Future of Workstations - Dell announced workstation virtualization center of excellence, Dell Wyse datacenter for virtual workstations to support trend of workstation virtualization, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 13, 2014 (more Dell workstation articles, cloud articles)

SolidWorks Master Model: Save Bodies vs Insert Part - choose save bodies or split from insert option, select, name bodies for which individual parts are to be created, pull operation helps parent, child share same overall size or shape, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Automatic Circuit Arrows in SolidWorks Electrical - employ origin, destination arrows to create continuity link between wires in different/same schematic drawings, open automatic insertion dialog box to set selection, action options, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

AutoTrace Add-In for SolidWorks - insert picture into sketch, automatically trace image using add-in, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Plastics - Troubleshooting Your Mesh - basics of customization pages, tips to manually adjust mesh when common errors occur, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Vent Feature - understanding different sections of vent command, its applications in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

What's New in EPDM 2014 - Automated Cache Management - apply feature to set profiles to clear local cache upon logout or refresh cache during login in SolidWorks EPDM, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Customize Your Folder Data Card in SolidWorks EPDM - create folder, open generic folder data card, employ card editor to customize folder data card, save folder data card within customized folder in SolidWorks EPDM, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

Your Intelligent Part Numbers Aren't So Smart - implement data management systems to maintain information related to parts in SolidWorks EPDM, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Mar 13, 2014 (more SolidWorks PDM articles)

DIY CNC Machining from Scratch - Mechanical Conversion - background, mechanical conversion: opt for stepper motors, factory trapezoidal-thread leadscrews on machine, Gavin Bath, Design and Motion, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAM articles)

How to Model an Airfoil - consider example of geometry airfoil generator, after generating foil in Solid Edge, copy, paste directly to Excel, Manny Marquez, Design Fusion, Mar 12, 2014 (more Solid Edge tutorials)

Intelligent Dumbing - use layer combinations to hide info, change model view options, switch pen set in ArchiCAD drawing, Jared Banks, BIM Engine Blog, Feb 24, 2014 (more ArchiCAD tutorials)

Archibus Processes, Users and Roles - security groups control data that users can view or edit, drag and drop whole application or expand it to just select one of the tasks within it, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Mar 3, 2014 (more Archibus articles)

CAD Collaboration & Cloud: Chat With GrabCAD's Hardi Meybaum - points of disagreement: file is primary things, no technical challenge to get CAD data to cloud, developing tools with good user experience is easy, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Mar 12, 2014 (more PDM articles, cloud articles)

Plot to a Scale from Model Space - starts PLOT command in AutoCAD, uncheck 'fit to paper' option from plot dialog box, choose scale, check preview, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Mar 13, 2014 (more AutoCAD model space tutorials)

How to Install AutoCAD with a Different Language - click download language packs button, open Autodesk knowledge base website, locate language pack to download, pick appropriate system type, version before downloading file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

How to Make a Hatch Transparent - set desired layer to current, launch hatch command to display contextual hatch tab, set pattern type to solid, enter transparency value before setting draw order in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

How to Create Opening Endcap and Move Doors Along the Wall Length - edit opening endcap, turn in brick components by openings, modify patio doors, move patio door along wall length in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

What's Your Super Power? - double-click in type column or change multiple selected xrefs to adjust attachment type for xref between attach or overlay, check new tools in external references palette to change path of selected xrefs in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Mar 12, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD - Multiple Profile Icons - check option to run basic or Vanilla profile AutoCAD instead of vertical when installing AutoCAD verticals, YouTube, Mar 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add Search or Selection Set to Timeliner Task - search items with specific properties, set selection to everything, get timeliner document part from active document before copying current set of task, replace timeliner tasks in Navisworks, Xiaodong Liang, AEC DevBlog, Mar 12, 2014 (more Navisworks articles)

Measure & Label Pipes from Inner Wall of Structure Instead of from Center of Structure - click on 'add rule' button, set pipe end location rule, go to rule set collection to set both end, start location settings, go to modify panel to modify pipe networks in Civil 3D, Shawn Cox, PacifiCAD Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more Civil 3D tutorials)

Line Weights for Custom Scale - line weight in Revit can be set only for default scales; in custom view, it follows nearest scale settings, HyunWoo Kim, Enjoy Revit, Mar 11, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Selecting Hardware Configurations for Revit - pick CPUs based on amount of modeling needed, views, sheets, schedules, choose RAM based on requirements of Revit project, check hardware, driver configuration before opting graphics card, Caron Beesley, Acronym Online, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Loadable System Families - create custom system families in Revit, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Server 2014: Install Error 1603 & or 1619 - verify if prerequisites are installed for server being installed as per Autodesk recommendations, locate installation log file to check installation details, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

An Open Letter to CAD Software Companies, Pt 2: An Overwhelming Response - there is disconnect between what CAD users need and what software companies provide, some suggestions to vent frustration, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

New Candidate Screening Tools - tips to select prospective employee with best CAD skills, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 12, 2014 (more CAD management articles)

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - locate assembly visualization tool from evaluate tab, choose option to define array of columns with different definitions, select 'graphics-triangle' to review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Updating Data, One Entire Project At a Time - updating version free variables using 'update values in files' command in SolidWorks EPDM, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Mar 12, 2014 (more SolidWorks EPDM articles)

How to Mirror Parts in SolidWorks - creating mirrored parts by storing mirrored version in configuration of same part or by forming derived part using mirrored part command, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks - Removing Toolbox Status - convert toolbox component into regular component in SolidWorks, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Setup and Analyze Motion Study in SolidWorks - create basic motion study within motion analysis, perform simulation calculation within motion study, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Software Profile: NX from Siemens PLM - has well-developed set of parametric feature-based functionality, powers direct modeling modifications, Chad Jackson, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 4, 2014 (more NX articles)

Prelude to GTC 2014: Recapturing the Skateboard Shoe's Classic Simplicity in Virtual Tools - designers can interact with photo-realistic shoe models in real time using RTT's GPU-accelerated visualization, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Mar 11, 2014 (more CAD hardware articles)

8 Tips for AutoCAD 2014: 3D Print Command, Reality Capture, System Variables, and More - system variables: PEdit Accept, taskbar command; pin screen command to export drawing from AutoCAD to Photoshop; using visibility to create changeable blocks; 3D Print command to avoid common 3D printing mistakes, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Feb 25, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

AutoCAD - How to Break a Line Like a Pro - invoke break command, select object to break, type F on command line to determine exact location for first break point, pick second break location, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Add AutoLISP to a Custom AutoCAD Command - employ text editor to create script file, form new custom command to run plug-in, execute AutoLISP statements, invoke script, custom command to combine AutoLISP commands with VB.NET plug-in, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoLISP tutorials)

Do You Want to be Notified of Any AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Maintenance Releases? - click on 'product update available' link to open web browser window, click update button to download AutoCAD Architecture service packs, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more AutoCAD Architecture tutorials)

Create a Custom Tool Palette - open design center, click on blocks sub-category to preview all blocks of drawing, select blocks to be added in tool palette, set display structure of blocks before changing insertion properties in AutoCAD, Spence Watson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Linking and Reloading an Autodesk Revit File into a 3ds Max Design Scene - Q&A regarding linking Revit files with 3ds Max, difference between detach vs bind options, adjusting relative path when linking, best material application practices, Renu Muthoo, ASCENT Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more Revit articles, 3ds max articles)

The One About Ribbons and Roofs  - modeling project as massing model custom component in Revit, David Beach, The Architect's Digital Design Guide, Mar 5, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Resize Column in Webclient Not Possible - check Vault Webclient site with compatibility view in Internet Explorer, click on alt key, select tools followed by compatibility view settings to add Vault server to list, Johannes Bauer, Cracking the Vault, Mar 11, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Inventor Tip 002 Work Plane Visibility - resizing user-defined work planes, standard work planes, Tushar Suradkar, i Surf and Code, Feb 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

iLogic - Delete Custom iProperties - choose among 3 rule variations that suggest deletion of only custom iProperties found in list, deletion of only custom iProperties not found in list, deletion of all custom iProperties found in Inventor part, Curtis Waguespack, From the Trenches with Autodesk Inventor, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Edit Dimensions As You Add Them - go to tools/application options ribbon, select sketch tab, 'edit dimension when created' option, add, edit dimension with one command in Inventor, David Gaskill, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Local Mesh Refinement, Pt 2: Simulation Mechanical - consider default mesh size set to 'percent of automatic' with value of 100%, refine mesh using manual, automatic methods, sizing mesh in Inventor, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Get Occurrences Whose Name Starts with a Certain String - employ AllLeafOccurrences property based on levels to be checked in Inventor, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 11, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Latch Created Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor - create base body parts of latch with sheet metal template that utilizes contour flange, cut, mirror tools in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Tub-Rectangular Through Sheet Metal in Autodesk Inventor - creating rectangular tub with face, flange tool in Inventor, Nisheeth Srivastava & Nivesh Srivastava, YouTube, Feb 20, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Simulation Tech Tip: Contact Visualization Plot - open contact visualization plot PropertyManager, select assembly or components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact between selected components before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

SolidWorks Tutorial - Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity - calculate volume of cavity between assembly components, handle zero thickness error when joining bodies at the assembly level, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Another SolidWorks 'Secret:' Invert Selection - select components that are not to be hidden, right-click to select invert selection option to reverse selection set, choose 'hide' to hide selected parts in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

MicroStation Container Files - container file is blank file with all appropriate reference files attached in it, make changes to it, changes will be reflected in attached cut sheets, Chuck Kirasic, CAD Notes, Mar 10, 2014 (more MicroStation tutorials)

Virtualization, and What You Can Expect from It - Dell launched Workstation Center of Excellence with 4 virtualization software partners: Siemens PLM, PTC, Autodesk, Dassault Systems; reasons to virtualize software, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 11, 2014 (more Dell workstation reviews, cloud articles)

Speak CAD Like a Pro: 13 CAD Terms Explained - GUI, DWG, DWT, DWF, DXF, XPS, NURBS, XREF, BIM, Shaun Bryant, AutoCAD 360, Feb 24, 2014 (more CAD industry articles)

G-Wizard is Giving Me a Higher Feedrate Than My CAM Software and Other Calculators - take radial chip thinning into account, increase feedrate to achieve same chipload user would have had in case of no chip thinning, Bob Warfield, CNC Cookbook, Mar 8, 2014 (more CAM articles)

A Better Vision of BIM - Neville Glanville of Bentley Systems explains why BIM could be seen as either business enabler or technology red herring, CAD User, Jan 2014 (more AEC articles)

Make Realistic Roof in SketchUp - create rectangle at right end of roof, draw curved line, select curve, copy, paste it, erase rectangle, make line, select object, create component, Dadi Supriadi, SketchUp U Space, Jan 2014 (more SketchUp tutorials)

The Benefits of SketchUp and 3D Models - Software for Specifiers - history of SketchUp, benefits of 3D model libraries: Trimble 3D Warehouse, RubySketch, Geraldine Chua, SketchUp U Space, Jan 2014 (more SketchUp articles)

Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner - apply AutoCAD commands to accomplish tasks, employ 4-color markup system to mark-up drawings, keep improving skills by tracking product enhancements, new releases, take educated approach to tame career, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles, CAD training articles)

Autodesk 360 vs BIM 360 - BIM 360 Glue/Field are cloud based software/service; Autodesk 360 accounts gives storage capability; users can’t access document of any kind from Autodesk 360 Services cloud in BIM 360 apps, Dwane Lindsey, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles)

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Making a New Panel for the Ribbon - open CUI dialog box, expand ribbon in 'customization in all files' section to view tabs, panels, form new panel, add tools to panel before including panel to tab, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more AutoCAD MEP articles)

Get the Data Out - create data extraction file, select entire drawing or sheet set to define data source, determine data to be extracted, choose properties before refining data in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 1, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

Create Great Curves with the AutoCAD Blend Command - draw smooth curves between 2 end points of existing line or arc in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014 (more AutoCAD tips)

The Basics: 3 Fundamental Questions and Answers About DWG Files - definition of DWG files, open DWG file via desktop viewer, browser-based app or mobile app, AutoCAD 360, Mar 3, 2014 (more AutoCAD articles)

Local Mesh Refinement, Pt 1: Inventor Simulation - set uniform mesh size around model, select local mesh control button located next to mesh view command before picking faces/edges to adjust mesh size in Inventor, Eric Schubert, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Digital Prototyping - Editing Non-Inventor Solids in Inventor - discusses free move, 'direction and distance,' or points and plane methods to move selected faces in Inventor, Ken Phelps, MasterGraphics, Mar 7, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

How Do I Deal with Style Differences in Autodesk Inventor? - update template with new style definitions, remove styles from style library whose style definitions in template are intended for new document, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Part Templates - 3D Pull Snap Settings and Initial View Extents - go to modeling tab to adjust settings in document settings of English or metric part file, employ heads up display tools in graphical canvas to set value for increment in Inventor, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 10, 2014 (more Inventor tutorials)

Wall Sweep Creating Wall Base and Crown Molding in Revit - create wall in elevation, section, add sweeps based on plan view depending on base or crown molding, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Revit Stair & Railing Selection - select 'railing supports' even when not visible in plan, handle pins when tab-selecting railing sub-components individually, unpin pinned element properties to change some instance properties, handle inconsistent limitations depending on elements selected, Tim Waldock, Revit Cat, Mar 10, 2014 (more Revit tutorials)

Create Solid Mesh Internal Beams in Femap - ensure that surface mesh will create nodes at internal curve positions, mesh internal curves to create rod elements, mesh bounding surfaces, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Femap articles)

Entity ID Contouring for Model Checking in Femap - verifying ID numbering in model by applying random colors to bands of element IDs, Alastair Robertson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014 (more Femap articles)

New SolidWorks 2014 Weldment Profiles - extract content onto system before adding location into options, select weldment profiles add in files location to view new profiles in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 7, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Render Shell Thickness in SolidWorks Simulation - create mid-plane surface body representing solid, invoke 'define shell by selected faces' command to define shell mesh, apply top surface offset option to add virtual thickness in shell face directions, HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty - ISO standard suggests that 0.82 dimension is correct in both views, or select offset text button in property manager to attach dimension text to leader in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

The Essentials of SolidWorks 3D CAD in 22 Minutes - basic capabilities of creating 3D model part assembly in SolidWorks, Craig Therrien, YouTube, Mar 10, 2014 (more SolidWorks tutorials)

Self-Awareness vs Environmental-Awareness: A Working Definition of BIM - difference between CAD and BIM, handy flow chart to help users understand BIM, Jared Banks, Shoegnome, Mar 5, 2014 (more AEC articles)

SpaceClaim 2014 Service Pack Adds Utility - LiveReview tool for collaboration, STL Prep feature for preparing model for 3D printing, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 3, 2014 (more SpaceClaim articles)

PDF to DWG Converter - easy-to-use Able2Extract PDF Converter 8 converts PDF files to AutoCAD files accurately, has option to batch process multiple PDF files, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 6, 2014 (more PDF articles, AutoCAD articles)

Field Validation Errors - REST API shows more detailed error information in PLM 360: in event of error, read HTTP body into string, deserialize string into APIError object, check 'errorClass' value, Doug Redmond, It's All Just Ones and Zeros, Mar 7, 2014 (more Autodesk 360 articles, PLM articles)

Extracting IsoLines from Surface - enable support for BRep API, apply code to retrieve IsoLines from surface in AutoCAD, Balaji Ramamoorthy, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 8, 2014 (more AutoCAD programming tutorials)

Vault 2014 - AcquireFilesSettings & AcquisitionStatus Skipped - apply AcquireFilesSettings.DefaultAcquisitionOption to control acquisition option for all entities in download, assess prompt display status during GUI/non-GUI downloads, Wayne Brill, Manufacturing DevBlog, Mar 7, 2014 (more Autodesk Vault articles)

Network Licensing: How to Set Up Network License Manager - go to 'install tools & utilities' section to install network license manager, check installation path location, NLM updates in Autodesk website, move network license file into NLM folder before creating debug log file, Amanda Abbott-Wiemann, MasterGraphics, Mar 6, 2014 (more Autodesk articles)

Creating AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipe Label Using .NET API - employ PipeLabel.Create() .NET API to add labels to pipe objects without any user interaction, Partha Sarkar, Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog, M